Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013 (Tate Liverpool).

Looking at an amalgamation of political ideas can be disorientating at the best of times. Trying to encompass a whole, global set of standard ideologies is ambitious but dizzyingly incomprehensible for one singular gallery space. Art Turning Left at Tate Liverpool aims to look at the, often naively inversed, relationship between the effects of left-wing ideologies on the practice and reception of artists of all … Continue reading Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013 (Tate Liverpool).

Ai Weiwei’s Pots and Jean-Luc Godard’s Celluloid.

While Ai Weiwei’s work with pots represent the artist’s more accessible work, there’s something about his actions and decisions with the, often expensive and historically relevant, pots that seem weirdly cinematic.  This isn’t to say that they look like something out of a film (though actually they could easily work as something surreal given the right audience) but that the ideologies behind the works have … Continue reading Ai Weiwei’s Pots and Jean-Luc Godard’s Celluloid.

A Lecture Upon The Shadow + E. Chambre Hardman: Landscapes (Open Eye Gallery)

It seems an obvious choice for a photography exhibition to focus on the elements of light and shadow.  These are two of the main factors that affect the perceived quality of a photograph yet, as a creative theme, it works as a brilliant starting point for A Lecture Upon The Shadow.  Taking six artists from both the North West and Shanghai, the exhibition hints at … Continue reading A Lecture Upon The Shadow + E. Chambre Hardman: Landscapes (Open Eye Gallery)

Gina Czarnecki Retrospective – The Bluecoat, 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.