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...

“Art is a guaranty of sanity” – Louise Bourgeois In Focus

I AM AFRAID OF SILENCE I AM AFRAID OF THE DARK I AM AFRAID TO FALL DOWN I AM AFRAID OF INSOMNIA I AM AFRAID OF EMPTINESS IS SOMETHING MISSING? YES, SOMETHING IS...

Let Artists Flourish, For Equality’s Sake – Dr Susan Jones On Why Arts Policy Must Change

“Artists suffer worst during economic shocks to the arts.” In this essay, Dr Susan Jones analyses the flaws and impacts of an “extreme neo-liberal arts economy”, and offers suggestions for challenging inequities…  Contemporary...

What’s in a Flag? Dr Richard Benjamin on Larry Achiampong’s Pan African Flags // Liverpool Biennial 2021

What do flags have to say today? The International Slavery Museum’s Dr Richard Benjamin approaches this question via our collective past, and Liverpool Biennial artist Larry Achiampong’s Pan African Flags For the Relic Travellers’...

Half-Finished Head Shape: Ben Pester On Jenna Sutela // Liverpool Biennial 2021

In a new short fiction commission written exclusively for The Double Negative, author Ben Pester takes inspiration from the work of Liverpool Biennial artist Jenna Sutela – and from imaginary organisms, symbiosis and gestation… We are...

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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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30/06/2021
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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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05/09/2019
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...