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 ideologies on the practice and reception of artists of all … Continue reading Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789-2013 (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 merged into one, not to express a basic theme as … Continue reading Glam! The Performance Of Style (Tate Liverpool)
The aging process currently seems to be a recurrent theme throughout the Tate gallery in Albert Dock. Even outside the new Turner Monet Twombly exhibit, the acceptance and emotional resonance around coming to terms with older age and death is present in many of the works by various artists throughout different mediums and eras. Of course this isn’t the only connecting factor of the artists … Continue reading Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings (Tate Liverpool)
Evocation of an era can be a tricky ideal to achieve in a gallery space. With the potential for works to repeat themselves and end up stale, trying to define a time and perhaps even a place through curation seems like a monumental balancing act to achieve. The new DLA Piper Series; Innocence and Experience proves this is a positive possibility and the exhibition drips with a … Continue reading DLA Piper Series Curated by Marianne Faithfull – Tate Liverpool
Man Ray is one the oddest figures to ever appear in the world of art. His work seems so inconsistent with itself that each piece of his could be by a different artist altogether. His name carries weight though and his role in the direction of art during the 20th century is key to the development of what we now call contemporary art. With the new Marianne … Continue reading Indestructible Object (Man Ray) – Tate Liverpool.
Martin Creed may not currently be a name familiar (unlike his most famous work) but by the time his latest Artist Rooms exhibition at Tate Liverpool has had time to settle, the association with infamy and the grotesque will probably be firmly cemented into the psyche of the people of Liverpool. Creed was born in 1968 in Wakefield and studied at the Slade School of … Continue reading Artist Rooms: Martin Creed – Tate Liverpool
The exceptionally sunny day that was the 24th of February saw the opening of Tate Liverpool’s latest top floor exhibition; Now or Else. The extremely open and vast gallery space is dedicated to the retrospective of New York based artist Charline von Heyl and this is the first major exhibition of her work to grace our shores. A creator of abstracts and obstacles, von Heyl is a … Continue reading Charline Von Heyl: Now Or Else – Tate Liverpool
Liverpool is currently one of best cities in the U.K. outside of London to see important, beautiful and mind-blowing pieces of art. Thanks in part to the 2008 Capital of Culture, the year of culture itself has left a wonderful legacy and a demand for art in Liverpool that has been growing for years even before the festival had started. With this in mind then, this … Continue reading Three Figures and Portrait – Francis Bacon (Tate Liverpool)