Anselm Kiefer -- now until 14 December 2014 @ The Royal Academy, London -- £15.50

Staring Into The Abyss: Anselm Kiefer

It’s the smash hit exhibition making audiences — and critics — swoon. But what did we think of the Anselm Kiefer retrospective at the Royal Academy? Laura Robertson finds Herzog, Van Gogh and...

Saturday -- Exhibition Opens: Howard Hodgkin: Indian Waves 10am-6pm @ Gagosian Gallery, London -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 24-11-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — Hockney: Live from LA 7pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £10/8 “When I’m working,...

Frances Stark, 'Arrangement for my Better Half' (detail), Collage on color proof, 2010; originally made for the back cover of Dot Dot Dot 20, 2010   Courtesy The Serving Library

Artefacts, Anarchy & Evolution: Exploring The Serving Library

Currently installed at Tate Liverpool, and both a progression from the traditional public library and a mysterious hybrid of the Internet, Maisie Ridgway evaluates The Serving Library… In recent years, artists and curators...

Ascension (26/11), Cornerstone Festival, 2014

Cornerstone Arts Festival — The Highlights

Exploring pre-Vivaldi Venice, Metadesign and male identity through contemporary dance, this year’s Cornerstone Festival at Liverpool Hope University is a truly diverse one, finds Heather Garner… Tonight, Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus opens its doors to...

Anemic Cinema, Directed by Marcel Duchamp. Image courtesy Succession Marcel Duchamp/DACS London 2014/Light Cone

Type Motion — Reviewed

Just what does ‘Schriftfilme’ mean? And how exactly do you present a traditional film archive in a contemporary gallery space for a new audience? Jack Roe visits FACT’s new ‘type in motion’ exhibition to find out…...

Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)

Ritual, Magic & Slapstick: The Kazimier’s Silent Film Revival

Adam Scovell looks forward to the next Silent Liverpool event, showcasing the tragicomedy of Larry Semon and the avant-garde choreography of Maya Deren… Silent film is a description that is at once a...

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – John Grant 7.30pm @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall — £21/24/30

Culture Diary w/c 17-11-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday –Invasion of the Body Snatchers Re-issue (1956/2014) 6pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £10/8 Regularly...

Gretchen Bender, 1951-2004, Total Recall 1987, 8-channel video installation; 24 monitors, 3 screen projections, colour, sound duration: 18min © Estate of Gretchen Bender. Photo: Jason Mandella, Courtesy of The Kitchen, New York

The Skewed Mirror Of Gretchen Bender

Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman were her peers, but little is known about multimedia artist Gretchen Bender. C. James Fagan visits a new retrospective at Tate Liverpool to explore Bender’s backlash against “immoral consumerism”… Plato...

Hiker Meat, Jamie Shovlin

The Big Interview: Jamie Shovlin

Metafiction, media manipulation and Charles Saatchi: Linda Pittwood enters the world of artist Jamie Shovlin as they discuss fake archiving and his recent residency at the Bluecoat, Liverpool… Hi Jamie. It’s very nice to...