Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Exhibition at Manchester Central Library

'Paracetamol Soup' Is an arthur+martha exhibition at Manchester Central Library (24th March to 6th May) of artists' books exploring ideas of ageing, self-image and identity – handmade, hand-printed or handwritten, illustrated - an exhibition of self-reflections made by older people from Manchester and Stockport. Many of these artists were in poor health and the fragile, wavering lines and whispered words often mark a struggle with pain and illness as well as the ageing process.

Complementing these pieces is a Ltd edition book made with older Jewish people, including holocaust survivors, living at a residential home in Manchester, which explore ideas of Jewish identity, home-life, the holocaust, displacement and what it means to have a refugee background.

For more photos please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur-and-martha/sets/72157613570573499/

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