City States – Part 3 (Liverpool Biennial 2012 + Roundup)

There are many pieces of work that get swamped in this year’s City States.  In the final article looking at the exhibition and the festival as a whole, this will become clearer as many pieces and even whole cities are missed out from this write up. Along with Incheon, two other strong cities in this year’ show are from East Asia.  Hong Kong and Taipei … Continue reading City States – Part 3 (Liverpool Biennial 2012 + Roundup)

Video Interview With Sinta Tantra – Liverpool Biennial 2012

A video interview with artist Sinta Tantra.  I’ve helped install her work before and was lucky enough to talk to her in depth about her work  for this year’s Biennial which covers the walls of Open Eye Gallery on the waterfront. It’s a beautifully colourful work and works well the jagged, disjointed architecture. Music is from the soundtrack to In The Mood For Love; a … Continue reading Video Interview With Sinta Tantra – Liverpool Biennial 2012

The Monro – Liverpool Biennial 2012

The Monro pub on Duke Street has an atmosphere akin to the world of M.R James; a friendly and inviting place with just a hint of menace.  James often built this idea into his haunting short stories where ghosts became the ultimate unexpected guest to the antiquarian professors and scholars that were visited.  The three works of art housed in The Monro all display these … Continue reading The Monro – Liverpool Biennial 2012

Thresholds – Tate Liverpool (Liverpool Biennial 2012)

Housed in the second floor of Tate Liverpool, Thresholds is just one of their projects in line with this year’s Liverpool Biennial.  The exhibition shows off the latest pieces out of Tate’s vault but also is a quirky collection of pieces that tie in with theme of The Unexpected Guest and hospitality.  Just under twenty artists’ work is showcased ranging from just about every conceivable … Continue reading Thresholds – Tate Liverpool (Liverpool Biennial 2012)

Cave Art Fair – Liverpool (13th -16th of September)

An art fair with artists in mind; such an absurdly simple idea that it’s astounding that it isn’t the norm.  Though September will be dominated by the wonder and spectacle of free public art courtesy of the ever innovative Liverpool Biennial, September also sees the first of a new model of art fair in the form of Cave. Flis Mitchell and Kevin Hunt of The … Continue reading Cave Art Fair – Liverpool (13th -16th of September)