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

Mishka Henner + Edith Tudor-Hart – Open Eye Gallery.

Mishka Henner appears to be a photographer that seeks out new meanings within culture and already defined norms; seeking out these new perspectives by literally looking at them from a geographically different view point.  His work is of an extremely modern nature, very obviously influenced by the age of globalisation and force-fed by internet and … Continue reading Mishka Henner + Edith Tudor-Hart – Open Eye Gallery.

Glam! The Performance Of Style (Tate Liverpool)

Feel the giddy heights of creative excess.  Something that is completely impermeable as a concept becomes physically tangible, visual and audible in Tate’s latest exhibition; the boundaries of taste and of reserve hiding quietly in the corner where they belong while Bowie and Bolan take the centre of stage.  All mediums, forms and ideas are … Continue reading Glam! The Performance Of Style (Tate Liverpool)

A Universal Archive – William Kentridge As Printmaker (The Bluecoat, Liverpool)

When viewing the recent Tracing the Century exhibition at Tate Liverpool, one of the real standout pieces were three video installations by South African artist William Kentridge.  For those after more of those dark and foreboding prints, The Bluecoat have amassed an excellent collection of his artwork and prints; a collection so big that the … Continue reading A Universal Archive – William Kentridge As Printmaker (The Bluecoat, Liverpool)

City States – Part 2 (Liverpool Biennial 2012)

Of all the cities in the exhibition, Incheon not only presents the most colourful and inviting display of work but is the most visually pleasing.  The work contrasts nicely with the dull (albeit interesting) aesthetic of the space and this clash works extremely well.  Seoung Won Won’s large G prints instantly brighten up the space … Continue reading City States – Part 2 (Liverpool Biennial 2012)