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ToGather: Susan Hefuna

An exhibition and performance, this is a Manchester International Festival, world premiere.


: Susan Hefuna

A wide-ranging exhibition, Susan Hefuna’s timely, poetic work addresses some of the most potent issues of our time: migration, movement and sensations of separation.

The ToGather exhibition takes the form of a ‘mental map’, installed in several rooms at the Whitworth and parts of Whitworth Park. A series of palmwood structures, inspired by boxes seen on the streets of Hefuna’s native Cairo, are joined by a rich selection of drawings, vitrines, personal objects and a new digital work, all on themes of migration and separation, gathering and togetherness. ToGather’s multiple parts combines into a hugely moving whole, a work of great significance and power on this most urgent of subjects.


Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Whitworth, The University of Manchester. In association with Studio Wayne McGregor and International Magic. Supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence, The Oglesby Charitable Trust and My Festival Circle. ToGather is part of the My Festival programme, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Photo: Susan Hefuna in Düsseldorf, Germany, January 2017. © Donald Christie.

30 June – 3 September

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