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)
Never before has so much art work been housed in one space as the Copperas Building which is housing the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, City States and more of The Unexpected Guest exhibition. Due to the sheer amount of decent work on show in the building, reviews of each exhibition and work will be split into numerous articles to make sure that all the work gets … Continue reading Bloomberg New Contemporaries – Part 1 (Liverpool Biennial)
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.
The relationship between photographer and subject has been the go to for a handful of the work aiming to interpret and question the theme of hospitality. One of the more subtle of these excursions can be found in The Tea Factory; one venue entirely dedicated to the photographic work of South African artist Sabelo Mlangeni. The empty and desolate space is devoid of colour, exactly … Continue reading Sabelo Mlangeni – The Tea Factory (Liverpool Biennial 2012)
This year’s hub of Biennial activity largely seems to flow towards The Bluecoat arts centre. With its visitor hub being housed in the space’s reception, which is now haven for art enthusiasts as well as volunteers eager for their expenses, there’s a buzz around the usually tranquil area that is addictive and fitting to the Biennial’s theme this year. Even before entering the main exhibition … Continue reading The Unexpected Guest – The Bluecoat (Liverpool Biennial 2012).
Doug Aitken’s video work has always had a sense of scale meaning that it has a natural affiliation to huge pieces of modern architecture and buildings. They have in the past snaked their way around buildings and installs, making use of the space around them and allowing the video work to spark a new relationship with ordinary passersby as well as art aficionados. His work … Continue reading The Source by Doug Aitken – Tate (Liverpool Biennial 2012)
The more playful aspects of the work on show at FACT for The Unexpected Guest should completely disarm even the sternest and most serious of critics. That’s not to say the work in general isn’t serious but the more successful works on show have a gleam of charm around them which takes to task some of the more stuffy aspects of art and, more importantly, … Continue reading The Unexpected Guest – FACT (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)