Investigative Aesthetics: Conflicts and Commons in the Politics of Truth

What are the aesthetics of investigation, and how might they be developed? Here, in an exclusive extract, authors Matthew Fuller and Eyal Weizman discuss how groups such as Forensic Architecture are addressing the issues...

Ghosts of The Great Outdoors™

The first ever West Coast Photo Festival launches this week, commissioned by Signal Film & Media to explore (and interrogate) the West Coast of Cumbria. In a new essay, Jacob Bolton ruminates on Mishka...

A Technicolored Sensory Portal – Pippa Eason’s Funny, blurry and everything hazy

“It’s a thoughtful, meaningful engagement with fun.” Mike Pinnington on Pippa Eason’s meditation on childhood memories and nostalgia… Arriving in the space at PINK Manchester for the first time, I was almost overwhelmed....

On the Threshold – PROFORMA X Begehungen: Leerzeit

How have you spent your time during the last 18 months or so? Mike Pinnington reports on an exhibition scrutinising, appropriately, Leerzeit, the German term for Idle Time…  The room glows red. It’s...

Bedwyr Williams: MILQUETOAST – Reviewed

New exhibition MILQUETOAST has been devised to poke fun at and ask questions of an art world rife with barely hidden hierarchies and cliché. Denise Courcoux finds Bedwyr Williams on impish form… The extravagant absurdity of...

Whose Land Is It? Reviewed

At Open Eye Gallery, Jasmine Gray finds three Australian artists scrutinising the long-lasting impacts of human greed… It’s 31 degrees in Liverpool the day I visit Open Eye Gallery. I enter uncomfortably sunburnt; the intensity...

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30/08/2019
Stéphane Vigny, Reconstituer. Courtesy Denise Courcoux, 2019

Field Trip: Nantes, France – Où est Steve?

On a recent visit to Nantes to see Voyage à Nantes and the ‘Island of Machines’, the more sinister story of a missing man unfolds, reports Denise Courcoux… I first saw it as...

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Playlist: Introducing NIIX

“The goddess of the moon evolved into the goddess of the night.” Ahead of the launch of debut EP, I, we speak to NIIX about new music and her new persona… The Double...

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Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...