“A highly complex mosaic that stretches far beyond a gallery”: Shapes Of Water, Sounds Of Hope

With American artist Suzanne Lacy’s epic new artwork due to premiere in September at the old Lancastrian mill where it was filmed, Jack Welsh takes us back nearly 12 months to recall its complex...

In Profile: Futurism And The Birth Of The Artists’ Manifesto

A thrilling art movement that aimed to shake up early 20th century Italy, Futurism birthed the first artists’ manifesto. But it was doomed to end in violence, death and fascism, finds Laura Robertson…...

“Strong, contemporary martyrs”: Pär Strömberg’s Black Metal Girls

Sara Jaspan talks Instagram selfies, folklore and Romanticism with artist Pär Strömberg, ahead of his new exhibition of watercolours at PAPER gallery… What makes a selfie so fascinating to look at? Among many things, a...

“Nothing will stop me”: International LGBTQ+ Writers Share Their Stories

Andrew Wright speaks to the authors of What’s Your World Pride Story?: an anthology of real-life accounts by writers from across the globe, about love and solidarity, but also extreme violence, rejection, and...

The Alchemy Between Us: How Artists Really Feel About Engagement

Do artists need other people to be artists? Artist Laurence Payot invited peers, including philosopher Yiota Vassilopoulou, to discuss audiences, echo-chambers, “engagement”, and a host of current issues at Tate Exchange, Liverpool, recently. The...

“To craft something so meaningful from such chaos is a remarkable achievement”: Dream English Kid — Reviewed

Mark Leckey’s current exhibition in Leigh visualises apocalyptic visions of the Cold War, to claustrophobic and joyous visions of club culture, finds Jack Roe… The Turnpike in Leigh is in a moment of transition....

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Frank Benson, Juliana (2014-2015). GOSH! IS IT ALIVE? The human body takes over ARKEN, Denmark, with warts and all. 4 February to 6 August 2017. Images courtesy Pete Goodbody 2017.

Field Trip: Gosh! Is It Alive? ARKEN Museum Of Modern Art, Denmark

Why is it that hyperrealistic depictions of the human form are so unsettling? Pete Goodbody travels to Denmark to experience unnervingly realistic sculpture at ARKEN…  Designed to resemble a beached ship, the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art...

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Playlist: Musique Concrète — Origins And Legacy

Did you know that the origins of Musique Concrète, or the mixing of recorded sounds, goes back to the 1910s? As one of its key musicians, Pierre Henry, brings a very special performance...

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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...