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Review: Krzysztof Wodiczko, Guests Northlight (Brierfield Mill), 20th May – 11th June (weekends only) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool Biennial 2016 has gone on tour, working its way...
Encounters: Liverpool Biennial at Bury Art Museum Last week, Liverpool Biennial set off on another road trip; this time to Bury. Throughout 2017, Biennial 2016...
Sleeping Giants: Theories of Sleep in Art and Philosophy from Ancient Greece to the Present Night Tate Liverpool, 14th October (Liverpool Biennial 2016) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith If...
Liverpool Biennial 2016 in review Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith It’s the final week of Liverpool Biennial 2016. Almost everything that is going to happen has happened, but...
Scouse Style: Alternative Guide to Liverpool SWAP: UK/Ukraine artist residency programme Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith While I can’t advocate SWAP’s alternative guide to Liverpool as a genuinely...
Art in Liverpool’s highlights and a suggested tour of how to get around them in one day. And while I’m aiming to tell you about public spaces, one or two other things might slip in, like the Oratory, which do, strictly, have a roof on their heads.
Krzysztof Wodiczko: How can technology, specifically prosthetic technology, help our modern understanding immigration and displacement?
The Oratory: Liverpool Biennial 2016 The Oratory Words by Patrick Kirk-Smith The Oratory, is probably best known as the little building outside the Anglican Cathedral, and second...
Software plays an increasing role in our lives, but the line between lived reality and that presented to us by lines of code is increasingly difficult to define.
This was a home once, and it still feels like that takes precedent over its current status as a gallery. That’s no bad thing, not at all. Arseny Zhilyaev has responded to the architecture of the space – in both rooms – as delicately as you would in your own living room.
As well as venturing to Granby Four Streets to witness the history and transformation for yourself, Granby Workshop will be displaying a showcase of their work outside the Exhibition Centre Liverpool in a new commission.
The UK’s biggest contemporary arts festival has just kicked off right here in Liverpool, and what better place to start exploring Biennial 2016 than Cain's Brewery, which houses artwork by 16 artists and includes work from five of Biennial's six 'Episodes'
In terms of the Biennial's episodic structure we are dealing here with a Flashback, this collection is resolutely forward facing.
Established in 1949 and with a continually committed presence in Liverpool since 1996, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries annual exhibition of recent art graduates is a cornerstone of the local culture and its relevance and importance is hard to overstate.
Rita McBride’s large scale installation represents an opening between the real world and the world of fiction. Entering the unilluminated location of the piece with its sonic reverberations
Liverpool Biennial 2016, Ancient Greece Tate Liverpool, Saturday 9 July 2016 – 16 October 2016 Words and pictures by Moira Leonard Step back in time as Tate...
A look inside Cains Brewery for Day 1 of Liverpool Biennial 2016. The exhibition is a wild mix of substance and subject, from some of the most geographically diverse artists that the Biennial has to offer.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has created a new work with and for children. Inspired by Betty Boop - ‘A Song a Day’ (1936) and Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Threepenny Opera’ (1928), the film has been developed collaboratively with 78 young people from across Liverpool
Every two years I get to explore a city space in a new way, and this year the ABC Cinema on the corner of Lime Street is a highlight. How many times have I walked past this building and never given it a second thought?
What Open Eye continue to show their visitors, is that photography is much more than a photograph, it is the ability to capture something. What they prove, repeatedly, is that the best photography is made by those who seek to explore their own existence, and the reasoned existence of their careers.
Liverpool Biennial has always been part of something bigger than itself, and wider than art but not until this year did I realise how many parallels there were between modern politics and art at this level.
Think David Lynch meets the Coen Brothers and sprinkle a little weary pessimism on top and you will get the flavour of this unflinching collection of performances.
Forty-four artists, twenty-two sites, six episodes and eleven dedicated curators present the ninth Liverpool Biennial opening this Saturday announced the Biennial Director Sally Tallant at the opening conference in Tate Liverpool.
Split into episodes and scattered around Liverpool, this installment of Liverpool Biennial has so far proven to be almost impossible to sum up. Tony Know shares his excellent photographs of the first day of this exciting project, ready just in time for minds to made up and plans to be made. Liverpool Biennial 2016 opens tomorrow (July 9th) so be sure to get your thinking hat on, read our numerous reviews and previews, and find the exhibition to kick off your Biennial.
From Saturday 9 July to Sunday 16 October 2016 Liverpool Biennial once again takes over the city, with free exhibitions, performances and events by international artists presented across more than 20 locations.