Open Eye Gallery: Liverpool Biennial The Unexpected Guest


15 September – 25 November 2012

Mark Morrisroe

Morrisroe, an instrumental figure in the  1970s’ Boston punk scene, was 30 years  old when he died of an AIDS-related illness.  The work displayed here, made during  his final years, uses photographs and  X-ray images alongside other ephemera.  Many of these works were produced  in a makeshift darkroom in his hospitalbathroom. Courtesy of the Estate of Mark Morrisroe   (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur

Kohei Yoshiyuki
The Park, 1971–79
Love Hotel, 1978
Throughout the 1970s, photographer Kohei  Yoshiyuki documented the busy nightlife  in Tokyo parks. The resulting photographs  show the hidden side of the city; couples  and groups engaging, or watching others  engage, in sexual activity. Courtesy of the artist  and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Sinta Tantra
Together Yet Forever Apart, 2012
Tantra reflects upon how buildings welcome  or repel us, and how bodies navigate  environments shaped by light, colour and  physical structures. Tantra’s installation  transforms the external facade of the Open  Eye Gallery and the adjoining public space,
creating a spectacle of submergence and  superabundance. Commissioned by Liverpool  Biennial and Open Eye Gallery