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MANCHESTER CURRY HOUSE HOSTS QUEER BED AND CHICKEN TIKKA CAKE ART
An art installation made out of a bed is now at a Manchester curry house, but it’s not by Tracey Emin.
Customers visiting Sangam Restaurant will wait to be seated on a ‘pink’ bed covered with incense and Urdu poetry, inspired by the artist's conversations with South Asian women who are lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.
It’s part of a project entitled Mixing it Up: Queering Curry Mile and Currying Canal Street, in which arts collective Sphere are combining aspects of Mancunian identity with places they are not normally associated with. The bed at Sangam (until October 12 2007) challenges the stereotypical view of Canal Street as white, male, and gay, and ‘Curry Mile’ as Asian and heterosexual... (Read more)