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Fancy Pants


  • The Portico Library 57 Mosley Street Manchester, England, M2 3HY United Kingdom (map)

February 1 – March 25, 2019

Free public preview evening January 31, 6pm-8pm

Four visual artists present radical, expressive works that look at dress and costume’s historic and contemporary relationships with ritual, play, morality and resistance. These pieces invite us to think about celebration and wellbeing, mind and body, and the idea of ‘high’ vs ‘low’ culture.

New artworks by Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Ruby Kirby, Lindsey Mendick & Camille Smithwick, with books from the library’s collection including Jospeh Strutt’s Sports and Pastimes of the People of England and John Northbrooke’s Treatise Against Dicing, Dancing, Plays and Interludes: with Other Idle Pastimes.

Ruby Kirby

Ruby Kirby

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Lindsey Mendick

Lindsey Mendick

Camille Smithwck

Camille Smithwck