Peter Wächtler Announced for Liverpool Biennial

Brussels-based Artist To Feature in Talking Practice on 24 March 2014

Liverpool Biennial is pleased to reveal the next artist who will be part of Liverpool Biennial,   Brussels-based artist Peter Wächtler.

Wächtler will be in the city on Monday 24 March to deliver a reading of his work, accompanied by visual projections of his drawings as part of Liverpool Biennial’s Talking Practice programme at Frederiks Bar on Hope Street at 18.30

Talking Practice is a series of talks by practitioners including artists, designers, architects, curators, filmmakers and writers about their ideas and influences.

Born in Hannover and based in Brussels, Wächtler’s work is concerned with questions of genres (book illustrations, animated animals, erotic drawings, depiction of nature and pain) and altering their educational, empathic or oppressive aspects. Using a variety of mediums, including sculpture, drawing, animation, sound and video, the most reoccurring element in his work is the use of text, be it voice-over, subtitle, lyrics or short stories. These texts usually speak of social situations, hierarchies and struggles and are often distorted exaggerations of love stories, historical dramas, horror scripts or coming-off-age legends.

Vanessa Boni, Public Programmes Curator for Liverpool Biennial, said “Peter Wächtler is a great artist to have as part of Liverpool Biennial.andTalking Practice is a good opportunity to hear from artists in a different environment and we are very much looking forward to Peter’s performance.”

Liverpool Biennial are delighted to have Wächtlerdeliveringa new commission, alongside existing works, in the forthcoming Liverpool Biennial 2014 Exhibition curated by Anthony Huberman and Mai Abu ElDahab, 5 July – 26 October 2014.

To book your ticket to Talking Practice, visit http://peterwachtler.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information on Talking Practice and Liverpool Biennial visit http://www.biennial.com/