Last week saw the media launch of the seventh Liverpool Biennial Arts Festival with the creative team announcing the new theme, artists exhibiting and venues set to be showcased in the coming month’s art extravaganza. With creative director Lewis Biggs stepping down from the his post last Biennial, this year sees a new creative force for the festival in the form of Sally Tallant, the … Continue reading Liverpool Biennial 2012 Media Launch.
Man Ray is one the oddest figures to ever appear in the world of art. His work seems so inconsistent with itself that each piece of his could be by a different artist altogether. His name carries weight though and his role in the direction of art during the 20th century is key to the development of what we now call contemporary art. With the new Marianne … Continue reading Indestructible Object (Man Ray) – Tate Liverpool.
Acetate Steps (In Memory of the Mix Tape) was a giant piece of installation art by artists Carol Ramsay, Pamela Sullivan and Iain Yell put together in Arena Studios. As part of the North West Visual Arts Open Festival, the installation coincided with an open studio that gave a rare chance to see into the minds of the creative soul of Liverpool. The installation itself … Continue reading Acetate Steps – Arena Studio and Gallery (Liverpool)
Though the retrospective of Gina Czarnecki’s work at The Bluecoat finished recently after a successful stint in the gallery space of the Metropolis like building for the arts, the work has the effect on the viewer of simply refusing to leave, so it demands a write up. Mixing many different medias and visual ideas, the exhibition looked through a clinical lens at biological issues that … Continue reading Gina Czarnecki Retrospective – The Bluecoat, Liverpool.