Camille Summers-Valli’s Black Mesa (2014)

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: The New Old Masters

Heather Garner observes a blending of new ideas and old techniques in the latest edition of New Contemporaries… On the 65th anniversary of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the viewer is promised a snap-shot of the...

Philip Jeck, Vinyl Requiem (video still)

Surreal And Optimistic: Philip Jeck’s Vinyl Requiem Replayed

What do 180 Dansette record players have to say about future forms of music and art? Alastair Dunn on a surreal composition that, 21 years on, still has something progressive to say about the spirit of creativity… The...

Edwin Burdis -- now until 1 November 2014 @ Primary, Nottingham -- FREE

The Big Interview: Artist Edwin Burdis

Experimental musician, Raver, Mark Leckey collaborator, and… international supermodel?! Wayne Burrows sits down with artist Edwin Burdis to find out about his past, present and future… In a short essay on artist Edwin Burdis’s work,...

Bright Phoenix Rehearsal Photos - courtesy Brian Roberts

The Big Interview: Playwright Jeff Young

To celebrate the Everyman Theatre’s new commission Bright Phoenix, Jennifer Tsai speaks to its playwright, the award-winning  Jeff Young, about Liverpool, misfits and the “chaos” of writing… Jeff Young lives in Liverpool and has been writing for...

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

Culture Diary w/c 06-10-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Still The Enemy Within 6pm @ Cornerhouse, Manchester — £8 “The mainstream media didn’t tell the...

Wednesday -- Exhibition Opens: Ai Weiwei 10.30am-5.30pm @ Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire -- £22.50/18/12.30

Culture Diary w/c 29-09-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — Strand Of Oaks On Tour @ venues across the UK Kicking off his...

Chris Evans, Liverpool Biennial, 2014, image courtesy Mark McNulty

Biennial 2014: Implicit Politics Are Not Enough

Laura Harris argues that Liverpool Biennial is unengaged with a political present — missing an opportunity to explore radical political alternatives and encourage dialogue between isolated communities… It is a sad and much-discussed truth that...

Rachel Goodyear, Fawn (2006). From the series Unable To Stop Because They Were Too Close To The Line

Rachel Goodyear: Liminal Truths From An Artist And Patient

What does illness look like when it becomes an artistic encounter? Alice Hughes explores the difficulty of interpreting illness through art and where empathy and interpretation collide… Upon first impression, it is tempting to...

'Childe of Hale' still, Richard Whitby 2014, funded by Arts Council England

Here Be Giants: The Childe Of Hale

Ahead of a special screening tonight at the Bluecoat, visual artist Richard Whitby tells us about the ‘giant’ star of his surreal new film, why folklore continues to fascinate, and whether the Childe...