Culture Diary w/c 03-11-2014

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK…

Tuesday – Christopher Joseph Holme Exhibition 9am – 5pm @ PR1 Gallery, UCLAN, Preston — FREE

This rare presentation of abstract and strange paintings by Christopher Joseph Holme is a family affair; curator (and Corridor 8 Online Editor) Lauren Velvick is Holmes’ niece. A prolific Preston-born and raised painter, Holmes struggled with illness throughout his life, having to abandon his Fine Art degree at Newcastle University during his second year of studying; his disappointments and challenges made clear on canvas. Postcard sets and catalogues available; the latter featuring an essay by Susanna Caudwell discussing the place of his work within outsider art and modernist painting canons.

Wednesday — Exhibition Opens: Chris Evans: CLERK OF MIND 11am-8pm @ Project Arts Centre, Dublin — FREE

A new solo show from artist and lecturer Chris Evans, and curated by Kate Strain, it showcases Evans’ knack for cleverly evolving artwork from conversations with people from a broad range of professions. Expect to see his Liverpool Biennial 2014 commission, made from conversations with luxury jewellery company, Boodles (more here), plus a display of drawings depicting invasive plant species, solicited from members of the international diplomatic community.

Maxine Peake in Keeping Up With The Joneses, ASFF 2014

Thursday — Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) @ venues across York – four day unlimited pass £30; one day pass £15; individual screenings £5

What do Maxine Peake, Ridley Scott and Lily Cole have in common? They’re all part of this year’s BAFTA-qualifying ASFF film festival, of course: read all our highlights here

there were our own/there were the others 7.30-9pm @ the Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE (booking recommended)

Inspired by Hamish Henderson’s poem End of a Campaign, which bears witness to ‘our own’ and ‘the others’, tonight’s poetry reading will mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. Created in remembrance of all those affected by conflict, poets Alec Finlay, Libby Houston, Edmund Hardy and Ken Cockburn will read live. Guaranteed to be a moving and poignant tribute.

Factory Party @ Camp and Furnace, Liverpool — FREE (booking required)

A knees-up to celebrate the private view of Transmitting Andy Warhol (see tomorrow), expect loads of Factory inspired music, courtesy of DJ Mr Paul, from the people who made it the coolest place on earth to hang out: The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, John Cale), Jim Morrison,  David Bowie, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, and more. Free Absolut Vodka  reception between 9pm-10pm!

Friday — PICK OF THE WEEK: Exhibition Opens: Transmitting Andy Warhol 10am-5.50pm @ Tate Liverpool — £8/6

One of our fave Warhol quotes states thus: “I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.” The sense of humour, of course, behind an incredible and vast collection of work; he notoriously wanted to produce thousands of masterpieces during his lifetime. His first solo exhibition in the North of England showcases some of Warhol’s most illustrious painting and print, film, drawing, sculpture, installation and more that, for better or worse, changed the way we consume culture and celebrity today. Look out for the Marilyn paintings, his fashion illustrations for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and the Dance Diagram — dance steps printed on canvas displayed on the floor. One of our Unmissable Autumn Exhibitions!

Der Sandmann. Stan Douglas -- 7 November 2014-15 February 2015 @ Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh -- FREE

Exhibition Opens: Stan Douglas 11am-6pm @ Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh — FREE

The Canadian artist — who came to prominence in the mid-1990s with film installation Der Sandmann, and was a highlight of Documenta X — is known for examining complex ideas of narrative, fact and fiction. Exhibiting a great selection of film, video and photography here at Fruitmarket — including Der Sandmann – expect to explore ‘the intersection of history and memory in evocative, mesmerising artworks’. Look out for Corrupt Files (2013): material renderings of pure digital data that apparently look like ‘beautiful abstractions’. One of our Unmissable Autumn Exhibitions!

Saturday – Exhibition Opens: Art Of The Lived Experiment 10am-6pm @ the Bluecoat, Liverpool – FREE

Curated by Aaron Williamson and as part of this year’s DadaFest – the celebration of deaf and disability art in visual art, music, comedy and debates — uncertainty and the inevitability of continual change is portrayed through a series of provocative performances, films and sculptures. Highlights include Gold Lamé by Tony Heaton — a souped-up Invacar (invalid car) transformed into a shiny gold bauble — and Katherine Araniello’s video of her negotiating the cobbled streets of Liverpool’s Albert Dock in her wheelchair. One of our Unmissable Autumn Exhibitions!

DaDaFest 2014

DaDaFest & The Double Negative Bloggers’ Reception 3-5pm @ the Bluecoat — FREE (booking required)

The arts press is changing: no longer the domain of national broadsheets, arts criticism is being tackled by independent magazines, blogs and freelance writers. And so, we believe, the traditional press view should be changing; wouldn’t it be nice to see a more flexible format of press view, welcoming different platforms and approaches? With this in mind, we have teamed up with the wonderful DaDaFest team — who have just re-branded and re-envisioned the entire DaDaFest festival  – to put on a special event for independent writers. See more here.

Syndrome 3.0 Post-Human Gospel (with TCF, Lawrence Lek, Outfit) 8pm @ 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool – £5 ADV

Entering ‘a world of techno-genetic, post-human encodings of emotion, hope and being’, Syndrome 3.0 presents newly commissioned, live performances from artists including: Norwegian contemporary artist and musician Lars Holdhusal aka *TCF, working in musique concrete, hardstyle, hardcore, poetry and digital artefacts; a virtual reality imagined interior of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral from Lawrence Lek, with sound and affected poetics from Sion Parkinson; an installation and ‘guided mediation’ from pop band Outfit; plus Hive Collective DJS til late. Read our coverage of previous Syndrome events here.

Sunday — Interstellar (2014) 10.50am @ FACT, Liverpool — £9.80/8.80

Receiving four and five star reviews all over the shop — with Timeout calling it ’a bold, beautiful cosmic adventure story’ — Chris Nolan’s new Matthew McConaughey-led blockbuster looks set to be 2014′s most hotly-anticipated sci-fi film. Playing astronaut Cooper, McConaughey is an ‘idealistic everyman’ who ventures though a wormhole in the pursuit of finding a solution for humanity’s destructive excesses. Building on the experimental filming techniques he developed for The Dark Knight Rises, expect traditional 35mm and state of the art IMAX cameras from the director.

Posted on 04/11/2014 by thedoublenegative