On 3 October 1985, Cornerhouse opened Human Interest: 50 Years of British Art about People, its first exhibition, curated by Norbert Lynton. Since then, the Cornerhouse galleries have hosted 248 exhibitions featuring over 2,000 of the world’s most evocative and important artists. Alan Ward the designer of 20: Twenty (3 October – 6 November 2005) an exhibition and timeline celebrating the Cornerhouse exhibitions history brought his intuitive design and understanding of Manchester’s art community together in this publication.
In addition to the exhibition history, the publication includes The 10 Point Plan for a Better Cornerhouse, a project initiated by International 3, Manchester’s independent gallery space, which brings the views and ideas from the current cultural community into discussion. An edited history of shows and projects in the Cornerhouse cafe/bar highlights activity in the social spaces of the building. A limited edition, Japanese bound book, this is a collector’s item that documents the significant contribution Cornerhouse has made to the development of contemporary art internationally, in the UK and especially in the North West.