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.
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