The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things – The Bluecoat (Mark Leckey).

The question of what exactly can be classed as art is one that is becoming increasingly dominant a topic in our post Brit-Art age.  While this is often explored within specific works by artists, it is unusual to find an artist laying claim to an object’s greater meaning when the said object isn’t created by … Continue reading The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things – The Bluecoat (Mark Leckey).

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)

The Unexpected Guest – The Bluecoat (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 … Continue reading The Unexpected Guest – The Bluecoat (Liverpool Biennial 2012).

Niet Normaal – Difference and Display (The Bluecoat, Liverpool)

In partnership with DaDaFest, The Bluecoat’s latest exhibition, Niet Normaal- Difference and Display, is a perfect examination into the two way door that the usage of language can be.  Using work from 24 artists, including some newly commissioned work especially for the exhibition, Niet Normal questions who really decides what is classed as normal and … Continue reading Niet Normaal – Difference and Display (The Bluecoat, Liverpool)

Gina Czarnecki Retrospective – The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

Though the retrospective of Gina Czarnecki’s work at The Bluecoat finished recently after a successful stint in the gallery space of the Metropolis like building for the arts, the work has the effect on the viewer of simply refusing to leave, so it demands a write up.  Mixing many different medias and visual ideas, the … Continue reading Gina Czarnecki Retrospective – The Bluecoat, Liverpool.