More good stuff. I remember seeing a work by Shilpa Gupta at the Asian Art Festival in Blackburn earlier this year (pictured here).
TOUCH, SEE, HEAR, SMELL
Liverpool Biennial 2006 at FACT
The fourth Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s largest contemporary and visual arts event, begins on the 16 September and runs until 26 November.
As part of the festival FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) will showcase new commissions that invite visitors to scratch and sniff Liverpool, bridge the gap between the city and Mumbai, explore the architecture and characters of the city and enjoy the work of the Godfather of Thai cinema.
Making full use of the galleries, cinemas and even exterior walls of FACT, internationally acclaimed artists Shilpa Gupta (India), Kelly Mark (Canada), Matthew Buckingham (USA), Sissel Tolaas (Norway), Anu Pennanen (Finland), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand) make FACT a ‘must see’ destination for visitors to this year’s Biennial – expected to exceed the 350 thousand who came to Liverpool’s last Biennial in 2004
“There is only one truly major work in this biennial (2004). Yang Fudong’s magnificent, multi-screen video installation at FACT is a tour de force.