Review of FACT by Nerve

fact_international06.jpgInternational 06 at FACT
Reviewed by Adam Ford for Catalyst Media / Nerve

We may be adults, but we still like to have a bit of a play, don’t we? There are only so many times you can go to an art gallery, stand around, stroke your beard (if you have one) and think deep thoughts. Too often during this year’s biennial, the most serious looking of exhibitions have left me bored senseless, waiting for a hidden or non-existent truth to leap out of the canvas. I was beginning to feel like the man in the above picture looks. So hooray for the FACT and the chance to do silly stuff! Some of the subject matter is very serious, but there’s always something fun to make up for it.