Staring Into The Abyss: Anselm Kiefer

It’s the smash hit exhibition making audiences — and critics — swoon. But what did we think of the Anselm Kiefer retrospective at the Royal Academy? Laura Robertson finds Herzog, Van Gogh and...

Artefacts, Anarchy & Evolution: Exploring The Serving Library

Currently installed at Tate Liverpool, and both a progression from the traditional public library and a mysterious hybrid of the Internet, Maisie Ridgway evaluates The Serving Library… In recent years, artists and curators...

Cornerstone Arts Festival — The Highlights

Exploring pre-Vivaldi Venice, Metadesign and male identity through contemporary dance, this year’s Cornerstone Festival at Liverpool Hope University is a truly diverse one, finds Heather Garner… Tonight, Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus opens its doors to...

Type Motion — Reviewed

Just what does ‘Schriftfilme’ mean? And how exactly do you present a traditional film archive in a contemporary gallery space for a new audience? Jack Roe visits FACT’s new ‘type in motion’ exhibition to find out…...

Ritual, Magic & Slapstick: The Kazimier’s Silent Film Revival

Adam Scovell looks forward to the next Silent Liverpool event, showcasing the tragicomedy of Larry Semon and the avant-garde choreography of Maya Deren… Silent film is a description that is at once a...

The Skewed Mirror Of Gretchen Bender

Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman were her peers, but little is known about multimedia artist Gretchen Bender. C. James Fagan visits a new retrospective at Tate Liverpool to explore Bender’s backlash against “immoral consumerism”… Plato...

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Calligrapher Wang Dongling -- Nordiska Akvarellmuseet (Nordic Watercolor Museum) 2014

Field Trip: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden

Joe Zhu acts as art assistant to performative calligrapher Wang Dongling in the stunning setting of the Nordic Watercolour Museum; taking the opportunity to consider the traditions of Chinese calligraphy and how it is being...

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Playlist: 10 Best Winter Gigs In Liverpool

Silver Apples, John Grant, Flyte, Method Man… Heather Garner rounds up the best, critically-acclaimed live music gracing Liverpool’s venues this Winter… Out with the shorts and T-shirts, in with the scarves and woolly...

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Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £4 Colour: Black on post-box red Material: 100% cotton   Designed by Liverpool-based artist and graphic designer Mike Carney, and hand-screenprinted in Liverpool by In the Room Print Co., these lovely bags...

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