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Ruslan Faraev Institute of Art exhibition in Gay Village

Ruslan Faraev Institute of Art exhibition in Gay Village

The new LEVEN Manchester to hold nine pop-up art exhibitions

December 2021 - Manchester’s newest design hotel, LEVEN Manchester has announced that this winter it is playing host to the mysteriously titled “Ruslan Faraev Institute of Art”, a series of nine pop-up art exhibitions that will take over a lofty 4,000 sq ft space on the ground floor, from 10th December 2021 - 19th February 2022. The space is set to become the hotel’s new restaurant and bar in phase two of its opening next year.

The Exhibition details are listed below;

My First Exhibition by Pase, 10th - 14th December 2021

A lockdown retrospective by Pase, an illustrator/sculpture and installation artist. Encompassing hurdles within addiction, sexuality, religious identity, and most importantly, mental health. Delves in to a journey back to relative sanity and the dark holes fallen in to on the way.

Kimbo’s Vice by Kim Thackeray, 16th - 23rd December 2021

Kimbo’s Vice is an undressed, visual playdate. Loud, rude and completely unnecessary.

Perspectives (18+) by Tomas Demisivicius, 3rd - 9th January 2022

The show comprises multi disciplinary outcomes based on artist work and experiences. Influences include pop art, 2D animation and drawing in a classical sense. The show incorporates new approaches to capturing the beautiful relationship between the artist and the sitter, and Manchester’s vibrant gay scene, while looking for ways to highlight uniqueness and individuality of those willing to participate.

Great To Meet You: Documenting Exchange In Manchester, 12th - 16th January 2022

This exhibition has three strands: visual art, photography and critique. The curator has worked with Refugee charities and their clients over several months. Individual clients who were interested were asked to provide starting points for the artists exhibited. Keen to put the client’s direction first, these prompts are all different, and remain untampered by a curator’s influence. What remains is art made through the marriage of experience and vision.

Narratives of Self Destruction by Rodrigo Blanc, 19th - 23rd January 2022

Rodrigo explores the idea of destruction as an intrinsic aspect to the generation of his drawings and creations in general. 

Coming Up by Fleur Yearsley, 28th - 30th January 2022

A solo exhibition of paintings that explore space, scale and a generation's shared experiences, inviting us to reconnect with ourselves and each other. 

Eventually by Tom Burbidge, 2nd - 5th February 2022

Showing a series of large format paintings from a very concentrated period of practice, colourful, liberal, fluent and the notion of this ever moving aim as a painter to ‘paint how you want to’. 

To support the completed paintings the artist will be performing a live 4 x 5 m canvas, open to the public so one can observe, feel and grasp the sensation of painting as they experience an in studio atmosphere. ‘Eventually’ encompasses the distance between the aim and the reality.

Is There a Difference Between an Artist and a Curator?, 9th - 13th February 2022

“Is there any point in a description when the title says all it needs to”.

Calum Simmons, 14th - 19th February 2022

An exploration of subject, dimensionality and colour.

Visit  for more details and to book tickets to all individual exhibitions. 

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