Manchester International Festival

11 Rooms Programme

In a series of identical white rooms at Manchester Art Gallery, a space more usually associated with glowing Pre-Raphaelite paintings, curators Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biensenbach gave 11 artists a space – and time – to fill. The result was in Obrist’s words, ‘like a sculpture gallery where all the sculptures go home at 6pm.’

Audiences travelled round the gallery interacting with performers and pieces that were resolutely ‘live’ – ranging from Tino Sehgal’s eerie and affecting living doll Annlee to the bedroom comedy drama of Simon Fujiwara’s Playing the Martyr, via the austere, heartbreaking Veterans of the Wars of Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq Facing the Corner by Santiago Sierra. Ambiguous and affecting, 11 Rooms was a major hit with the international art scene and local audiences alike.

Programme designed with consultation from Peter Saville.

Manchester Gallery brochure design for Manchester International Festival 11 Rooms Programme
Manchester Gallery brochure design for Manchester International Festival 11 Rooms Programme
Manchester Gallery brochure design for Manchester International Festival 11 Rooms Programme
Manchester Gallery brochure design for Manchester International Festival 11 Rooms Programme
Manchester Gallery brochure design for Manchester International Festival 11 Rooms Programme

Series of brochures and programmes and invitations designed for the festival.

Victoria Wood MIF Brochure Programme design
Victoria Wood MIF Brochure Programme design
MIF Brochure Programme design
MIF Brochure Programme design
DR Dee MIF Brochure Programme design
DR Dee MIF Brochure Programme design
MIF Brochure Invitation design
MIF Brochure Invitation design
MIF Brochure Invitation design
MIF Programme design
MIF Programme design
Bjork MIF Programme design
Johnny Vegas MIF Programme design
Johnny Vegas MIF Programme design
Johnny Vegas MIF Programme design