“Tillmans demonstrates that photography is still free to shape the world”: Wolfgang Tillmans — Reviewed

Jacob Charles Wilson considers Wolfgang Tillmans oeuvre 2003–present; depicting hedonism, “horrific” political relevance, and the messy reality of contemporary society… There was a thick fog on my cycle over to Tate Modern; it was...

The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone — Reviewed

What does it mean to be lonely? Eli Regan reviews author (and regular frieze contributor) Olivia Laing’s new book, and finds a genre-bending account of human solitude in art… Olivia Laing’s latest book...

In Pictures: The Night Watchman At Pilkington Glass

Artist Kevin Casey has been documenting the remains and archives of the former-Pilkington Glass HQ in St Helens, whilst moonlighting as an on-site security guard. We asked him to select his favourite shots taken...

Endings And Beginnings Of A Nuclear Power Station: Power In The Land

Stephen Clarke charts the work and current exhibition of an unusual art collective; brought together by a shared interest in Wylfa Nuclear Power Station… The closure of a nuclear power station was the starting...

Urban Vibrations: Sound, Selfhood And The City In The Work Of Magda Stawarska-Beavan

Start listening again: Dr James G. Mansell investigates the “deeply personal” sonic artworks of Magda Stawarska-Beavan… Listen. What can you hear? All quiet? Or is there a noise? Most of us rarely pause to consider...

“Life’s hard and I usually feel bad…” ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed — Reviewed

Is everything going to be alright? No, probably not. Kyle Nathan Brown ponders the anxiety and concerted naivety of one of Britain’s most popular, contemporary artists… You’ll find ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed in Preston town centre;...

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Chicago skyline 2016. Photo courtesy Joseph Viney

Field Trip: Chicago, Now! Part Two

Lycra paired with the threat of civil unrest; biscuits and gravy paired with Black Sabbath… What more can Joseph Viney ask for as he continues his field trip in Chicago? Perhaps a doom-laden...

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“Pivotal moments that changed my life…” Playlist: British Music Experience

Welcome to the British Music Experience: a brand new museum on Liverpool’s waterfront that looks at key musicians and movements from 1945 to the present day. Join its curator, Kevin McManus, for a...

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Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £6 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 eye-catching tote...