Culture Diary w/c 11-11-13

Static Gallery Architecture School

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool, London and Manchester…

Monday – Static Gallery Architecture School 10am @ Static Gallery FREE

Today sees the launch and beginning of classes of Static Gallery’s Architecture School. Currently free, the school’s evolution relies upon teachers giving their time and the commitment of the students it attracts. Running from 10am to five pm each Monday, it will be interesting to chart its development.

Tuesday – Maria Fusco 12pm @ Manchester Metropolitan University FREE

A regular in the Whitworth Gallery’s programming (LJMU’s Juan Cruz spoke last month and the Biennial’s Sally Tallant is next), this week’s Tuesday talk comes from Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, Maria Fusco. A writer of fiction, critical and theoretical texts, Fusco is Writer-in-Residence at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and is currently working on a new book about Donald Sutherland.

Plein Soleil 6pm @ FACT

The original film version of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley, Plein Soleil (1960) was directed by René Clément and stars Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet and Marie Laforêt.

Wednesday – Land of Silence and Darkness 6.30pm @ FACT

Long before big screen documentaries Grizzly Man (2005) and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) made Werner Herzog a household name, the German director made Land of Silence and Darkness, about the deaf-blind woman Fini Straubinger. Herzog’s 1971 film is a study in the nature of human thought and communication.

Thursday – AS YET UNTiTLED 6pm @ Fallout Factory

Collaborative exhibition, curated by second year fine art student Danny Ryder, from LJMU graduates and undergraduates, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation and digital works.

Biopic private view 6.30pm @ Maria Stenfors Gallery (London WC1 0HF)

Biopic, a new exhibition at London’s Maria Stenfors Gallery, asks the question: “How intrinsic is the maker’s own life to our reading?” Curated by Nathan Jenkins, an international quartet of Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Miguel Aguirre, Philip Newcombe and Harold Offeh – whose works respectively cover video, painting, inane objects and performance – help with the answers.

Julia Holter photo by Rick BahtoFriday – Julia Holter 8pm @ Leaf Tea Shop £13.50

‘Singer-songwriter’, ‘experimentalist’ and ‘bedroom composer’. Just three epithets you’ll find when googling Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist (make that four) Julia Holter. Unlike many musicians, Holter defies easy (or lazy, depending on your point of view) definition. Perhaps Pitchfork put it best, describing her as “avant-pop” in their 8.6/10 review of superb album Loud City Song.

Lou Reed’s Berlin 9pm @ FACT

When Lou Reed released Berlin (follow up to the highly accessible David Bowie-produced Transformer) in 1973, Rolling Stone called the album a “disaster”; a concept album about a doomed couple in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, dealing with themes around drug abuse, depression and suicide, it proved a hard sell. Now acknowledged as, an albeit dark, classic, director Julian Schnabel presents Reed’s 2006 live performance of the album. Comment: Lou Reed.

Lilian Lijn in conversation @ TRS

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – The Narrators: Liliane Lijn in conversation with Rosie Cooper 2pm @ The Royal Standard

An internationally exhibited artist, Liliane Lijn’s work, What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?, features in current TRS exhibition The Narrators. Joined by Project Curator at Liverpool Biennial Rosie Cooper, she talks about her work’s themes and her career. More on The Narrators.

Sunday – Bride of Frankenstein 6pm @ FACT

All Hallows’ Eve may be a distant memory, but the Gothic screenings, thankfully, continue. This Sunday it’s the turn of the James Whale directed/Boris Karloff starring (reprising their roles from 1931′s Frankenstein) take on the Mary Shelley-inspired Bride of Frankenstein. Like this? Read our piece on Frankenstein.

Posted on 11/11/2013 by thedoublenegative