Alpesh Kantilal Patel
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Producing art, producing art history
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This chapter explores Mixing It Up, the general and cultural marketing of the Gay Village relative to Curry Mile and the notion of 'practice-led' research and how it relates to writing transnational South Asian art histories. Sangam's involvement in Mixing It Up marked the first queer art project in Curry Mile, according to McCormick. The Gay Village is also not part of the Oxford Road Cultural Corridor (ORC), and Canal Street is not even physically a continuation of Oxford Road like Curry Mile. In comparison to Curry Mile, Manchester marketing brochures give the Gay Village a metonymically privileged position. Marketing Manchester is also one of the principle backers of Manchester's Pride parade, held in and around the Gay Village. During the 1990s and early 2000s, a confluence of factors spurred the city of Manchester to embark on a massive project of civic regeneration tied to various cultural projects.

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Productive failure

Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories


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