IT’S HAPPENED. CORNERHOUSE IS GONE. Some say it is moving, but to most Mancunions, it has gone and been left in ruins. Home is a new place with new ideas, new faces and ambitious architectural feats.
Playtime was it’s last and final exhibition that created a beautiful interaction between the building and ourselves. Can we touch this? Can we go on that swing? Are we meant to be going through those doors? We all enjoyed playing with the normal constraints that galleries often bring. Out with the stuff upper lip and in with childlike cheekiness. For once the audience can let lose and really embrace the tactile nature of work and it fits in beautifully with Cornerhouse’s integration with Manchester’s cultural scene. A much loved institution, used, loved, and now missed by many.
Possibly the most emotionally strong exhibition in the space, it certainly went out with a bang, and ties nicely into Home’s opening theme of opening weekend “The Fairground” curated by Danny Boyle.
I walk past now, full of sadness at the place that holds so many memories, laughs, experiences as a former art student but as Manchester evolves, we must all evolve with it. I look forward to making new memories your new place.
Farewell old friend, and see you at Home.