Culture Diary w/c 26-01-2015

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

Monday – Klovn (2010) 7pm @ Gustaf Adolf Nordic Church, Liverpool — donation entry

Part of Nordic Film Liverpool — presenting the best in contemporary Nordic cinema — in this lovely 131 year old, Grade II listed church, with Scandinavian snacks and drinks and English subtitles, it’s a great alternative to the Odeon. Tonight’s debauched road trip comedy sees the immature Frank trying to prove to his girlfriend that he can be a responsible father — by kidnapping her 12 year old nephew.

Tuesday – Exhibition Opening: First Happenings: Adrian Henri 11am-6pm, Plus Catherine Marcangeli Talk 6.30pm (sold out) @ ICA, London – day membership £1

See Adrian Henri – Total Art at LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre, as part of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial? Here the ICA presents a selection of Henri’s groundbreaking work from the ‘60s and ’70s, with specific focus on his role in the ‘happenings movement’ in Britain. In tonight’s talk, curator and executor of Henri’s estate, Catherine Marcangeli, shares her insight into his colourful and often irreverent collage and performance work.

Thursday – Sensory War Exhibition Tour 6-7pm @ Manchester Art Gallery — FREE

We saw this powerful exhibition last week (review soon to follow), and it has as much to say now as when most of the exhibited artworks were made. Marking the Centenary of the First World War, artists including Paul Nash, Otto Dix, Nancy Spero and Richard Mosse scrutinise the impact of military conflict on the body, mind, environment and human senses between 1914 and 2014. Expect images that still profoundly shock, such as drawings by survivors of Hiroshima (shown in the UK for the first time).

Exhibition Private View: EXHALE | Candice Jacobs 6-9pm @ Cactus Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

Friday – The Paperhead 8pm @ Shipping Forecast, Liverpool – £6.50

The Nashville acid disciples return after rocking Liverpool Psych Fest 2013. Touring their new LP, Africa Avenue (see here for full UK tour dates and venues), these psych-revivalists have a specific take on early British country-rock: think ‘Barratt-esque chord progressions to modified Bo Diddley beats’ (Norman Records).

Exhibition Private View: EXHALE | Candice Jacobs 6-9pm @ Cactus Gallery, Liverpool – FREE (pictured)

The second in a two-part solo exhibition by Post-Internet artist and Moot (Nottingham) founder Jacobs (Part I, INHALE, was at, London, last September), here she presents a series of works taking their names from cosmetics, ‘which attempt to help you to achieve true femininity, serenity, masculinity and tranquility.’ Expect a sculptural installation teasing out our subconscious desires.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Gallery Opening: OPEN HOUSE 9pm @ Crown Building Studios, Liverpool – FREE

Exciting! Tonight sees a new artist-led studios and exhibition space open its doors, in what looks set to be Liverpool’s latest creative hub. The building has been given over to musicians and artists, including a new Small Cinema on the ground floor; seeing as one of the artist founders of CBS helped create MODEL last year, expect good things.

Saturday – DATAMOSH 9.30am-3.45pm @ Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham — FREE

The final exhibition at its current premises at Rhosddu Road (before the team embark ‘upon a period of peripatetic project making’, watch this space) artists Paul R Jones and Guy Mayman employ montage, performance and sound, inspired by a large archive of 35mm slides, audio cassettes and A4 booklets rescued from destruction at the Art School where they were working. Expect an exploration of analogue versus digital, looking specifically at the social and political issues of the 1980s.

THINK TANK Vol 3 - Blackalicious & DJ Format 9pm @ the Kazimier, Liverpool -- £6.50/8.50/11.50

Gallery Opening: aitchteateapea:// 12pm @ the Internet

Promising to move ‘away from normal private views, crap wine and wasted paper, aitchteateapea:// wants to invite you to sit at your computer or stare at your phone.’ A new online gallery specialising in digital imagery, its all a bit hush-hush right now; keep your browser open for details of its first exhibition, due to open mid-February.

THINK TANK Vol 3 – Blackalicious & DJ Format 9pm @ the Kazimier, Liverpool — £6.50/8.50/11.50 (pictured)

Belting out a ‘blazing arrow of clockwork beats, alphabetical rhymes, melodic samples and conscious lyrics’, Californian duo rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel have been going for more than 20 years; collaborating with Gil Scott-Heron, Zach De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine), the Roots’s Questlove and members of Jurassic 5. Expect forward-thinking hip hop.

Sunday – Last Day: Disobedient Objects 10am-5.45pm @ Victoria & Albert Museum, London – FREE

Want to know how to make your very own DIY tear-gas mask from a plastic bottle? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use a remote-controlled graffiti robot? You’re in luck. Exploring the role of objects in protest, activism and movements for social change, expect to see items loaned from activist groups from all over the world, with many rarely before seen in a museum context. Read Jade french’s review here.

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Posted on 26/01/2015 by thedoublenegative