“An artwork’s a key that could unlock you-don’t-know-what.” The Big Interview: Tim Etchells

I was a young graduate when I first saw one of Tim Etchells’ neon artworks. ‘WAIT HERE I HAVE GONE TO GET HELP’, it said, in siren red text. Wait Here (2008) seemed to...

Place To Place:
Liverpool Biennial in Hull

The Liverpool Biennial touring programme arrived at Hull’s Humber Street Gallery last month with exhibition Place To Place, which groups together works by Annie Pootoogook, Suki Seokyeong Kang and Inci Eviner. Here, Lauren Saunders...

Fatoş Üstek Appointed New Director of Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial have announced today that curator and writer Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as their new director. Born in 1980 in Ankara, Turkey, Üstek is currently Director and Chief Curator of DRAF...

“Art Kills in this Movie”: Velvet Buzzsaw – Reviewed

Dan Gilroy’s latest film Velvet Buzzsaw, which arrived on Netflix this week, finds room for high art and high camp amid some grizzly and inventive deaths, finds Mike Pinnington… Art world satire posing...

“Is ambient the soundtrack to our emotional and mental fatigue?” – Alien Sound Symposium

This weekend Tate Liverpool plays host to Alien Sound, a symposium exploring ambient noise and music. We spoke to organiser Jon Davies about something we might typically associate with relaxation, its development, and “the limits...

“A Skillful Reframing of Reality” Haroon Mirza @ Ikon Gallery – Reviewed

The most comprehensive staging of work by prolific artist Haroon Mirza in the UK so far, Emma Sumner finds an exhibition that suggests more needs to be done – and greater space made – when...

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05/12/2018
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Field Trip: Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

On a recent trip to Bilbao for the final days of controversial exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Linda Pittwood found a complex fermentation of global and local politics… Before...

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Playlist: Emotion Wave

Founded amid frustration at traditional gig staging, Emotion Wave have evolved to showcasing producers and musicians. Mike Pinnington talks to the initially reluctant label… A “bastion of creative minds”, together Neil Grant (AKA...

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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...