Castles in the Sky
Liverpool Biennial is proud to be part of the first exhibition at Site, a new international art and design space in Liverpool’s Albert Dock. Initiated by Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design. Site will provide a platform for contemporary art and design produced by international as well as local artists, designers, university students and staff to be exhibited in the Dock’s World Heritage waterfront setting.
Castles in the Sky brings together work from past Liverpool Biennials and displays these alongside selected work by students from Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design. The exhibition received 4000 visitors in it’s first week of opening, and is set to be a major space in Liverpool’s growing visual arts scene.
By collecting a small but significant set of art works that have already impacted upon the cultural fabric of Liverpool, and juxtaposing these with a selection of work from current and past students, Castles in the Sky points to the cultural activity of building new ideas, hopes, dreams and futures from the building blocks and foundations of existing ideas, aspirations and imaginings.
Castles in the Sky will include Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa’s inflatable flowers from Liverpool Biennial International 04, a ‘Mobile Cinema’ by All Horizons Club and a series of videos and drawings from LJMU students and the Biennial archive.
Castles in the Sky also marks the start of a new partnership between Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design and Liverpool Biennial in a series of initiatives, collaborations and partnerships that will build towards the opening of Liverpool’s new Art and Design Academy in 2008.
Site, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Albert Dock.
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
For more information please contact Paul Domela, firstname.lastname@example.org