When Jeremy Deller took control of the UK’s pavilion in the 2013 Venice Biennale, the press coverage caught hold of one specific aspect that the artist discussed; its “aggressiveness”. With environmental concern sat at the heart of the exhibition, alongside the general political upheaval caused by the coalition government during its third year of power, it’s unsurprising to find Deller’s work channelling some form of … Continue reading Responses: Jeremy Deller’s A Good Day For Cyclists (2013)
The landscape painter and augmenter, Paul Nash, had a momentary, glimpsed relationship with the Wiltshire town of Avebury. The landscape, which brims with a sense of ancientness and magic, evidently enraptured the painter for a brief spell of creative yield not simply in painting but in photography as a sideline as well. Caught in the trace images and memories of its Neolithic stone circles, its … Continue reading Responses: Avebury Photos (1933 + 1942) – Paul Nash.
Our final article looking into the huge New Contemporaries exhibition currently dominating the floor space of Copperas Hill will be looking at some of the work that is using mediums yet to be fully explored in these reviews. The majority of the work here is of a sculptural nature (and occasionally video) which means the work makes more obvious uses of the huge space available … Continue reading Bloomberg New Contemporaries – Part 3 (Liverpool Biennial 2012)
The reviews of Liverpool Biennial so far for this site have often not bothered with works that have perhaps failed in their aims. There has been some works of lesser quality in almost all of the exhibitions but it seems pointless to devote word space to them when a better way to let poor work disappear is to ignore it. However, when viewing the work … Continue reading The Unexpected Guest – The Cunard Building, Part 1 (Liverpool Biennial 2012)
Here’s a video interview with the director of LJMU School of Art, Juan Cruz. Cruz has been pivotal in this year’s Biennial with several different shows being showcased in the old Copperas Hill building which is now in the hands of LJMU. Cruz talks a lot about future development; an aspect which is refreshing when talking about Biennial work which so often focuses on the now … Continue reading Video Interview With Professor Juan Cruz – 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
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)