‘If this show is art’s future, it looks good to me’ – The Guardian (★★★★★)

Poet Slash Artist is an exploration of poets who work with visual art and visual artists who work with poetry. Throughout the history of art and literature, there are more words and images passing between us today than ever before – and Poet Slash Artist , curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Lemn Sissay, brings together cultures, continents, languages and generations with work by more than 20 artists.

Poet Slash Artist opened during MIF21 – and the exhibition continues in the galleries at HOME until Monday 30 August. Admission is free.


Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lemn Sissay

Featuring work by Etel Adnan, Adonis, Jay Bernard, Anne Boyer, Julien Creuzet, Imtiaz Dharker, Jimmie Durham, Inua Ellams, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Tracey Emin, Renee Gladman, Vivienne Griffin, Lubaina Himid, Sky Hopinka, Isaiah Hull, Tarek Lakhrissi, Lebogang Mashifane, Friederike Mayröcker, Jota Mombaça, Precious Okoyomon, Heather Phillipson, Tiffany Sia, Cecilia Vicuña, Xu Bing, Gozo Yoshimasu

Live event (2 July 2021) curated by Cerys Matthews
Film season (6–18 July 2021) curated by Rachel Hayward & Jason Wood

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and HOME.

Images [L-R]: Tyler Mitchell, Hamish Brown, Rhys Frampton.