Launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning festival, the biennial Manchester International Festival (MIF) champions original, new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. This year’s line-up includes Wayne McGregor’s contemporary ballet performance Tree of Codes, which features visual sets by Olafur Eliasson and a musical score by Jamie xx, as well as Richter / Pärt, an extraordinary project which brings together two of the world’s most influential and enduring cultural figures.
Manchester International Festival
Expansive natural landscapes, intriguing shapes and contrasting colours. Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s images heighten reality.
With a keen attention to textural detail, Elise Mesner finds unexpected dimensions and translates everyday scenery into a halcyon summer.