Ping Pong Art heads to Twenty Twenty Two for its first exhibition of 2014
Twenty Twenty Two, the music and arts event space in the heart of the Northern Quarter of Manchester, celebrates its new look with an exciting exhibition to start 2014.
Pong Ping is an exhibition of Ping Pong themed design, art and illustration from a hand picked selection of international and local creatives showing Ping Pong related paraphernalia being used in everyday life.
Pong Ping has been curated to celebrate the launch of the Ping Pong space located in the basement of the venue and the exhibition launches on the 6thFebruary and runs until the 5th March.
The Soapbox & Sons contribution below (by Jenny Theolin) titled, Ping, Pang & Pong is a homage to the world-class ping-pong skills of the Chinese. It depicts portraits of Ping Pang and Pong from Puccini’s Opera, Turandot, who will guide you on your way to become table-tennis champions renown (when they’re not busy warning you about impending love-doom!)
Ping-pong being a truly international sport, the parallels drawn between the underlying themes surrounding immigration, love and politics in Puccini’s masterpiece and the sport itself, could not be more fitting.
The love of Ping Pong conquers all!
The full artist list includes John Owens, Loz Ives, Teacake,Guy McKinley, Sarah Cowan, James O’Connell, Craig Oldham, Andy Cooke, Matt Booth, Tash Wilcox, Barney Ibbotson, Matt Kendall, Design by House and Mark O’Brien.
A limited edition run of the prints will be available to buy at the Twenty Twenty Two online shop from the 7th February
For more information, please contact: Jamie Scahill @ Twentytwentytwo
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