Afro Supa Hero: Comic book selection: Credit: ‘Courtesy of Jon Daniel and National Museums Liverpool’

Playlist: Dig it! Jon Daniel’s Afro Supa Hero Soundtrack

Who wants to get funked up? To celebrate his Afro Supa Hero exhibition, currently on display at the International Slavery Museum, we asked designer Jon Daniel to make us the perfect soundtrack… In a recent TDN interview,...

Cao Fei

“Drama, humour and unconscious performances of the everyday”: Cao Fei At China Visual Festival 2016

Linda Pittwood hears about the threads that bind together the films of contemporary artist Cao Fei: the star guest at this year’s Chinese Visual Festival in London… In the Q&A, someone asked: “What does it mean...

The author Bob Dickinson at Kringsatt Av Fiender performance/exhibition, Bergen, Norway 2016; created by art group Alt Gar Bra, which includes artists from Bergen, Paris and London.

Field Trip: “Doing art politically and not making political art” — Kringsatt Av Fiender, Bergen, Norway

Bob Dickinson joins international art group Alt Gar Bra for an evening of live work, discussion and debate on contemporary art’s role in regards to war, climate change, the market state and globalism… It isn’t easy to...

CLASS OF 2016: UCLan (University of Central Lancashire): Sam Pickett

Class of 2016: The North-West’s Top Fine Art Graduates Revealed

Up and down the land, Fine Art students are preparing their final, graduate exhibitions. But who really stands out across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside? Jack Welsh asks the tutors to pick...

Francis Bacon, 1909-1992 Study for a Portrait 1952 Oil paint and sand on canvas 661 x 561 x 18 mm   © Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016 (detail)

Bacon, Lassnig & Kruglyanskaya: Tate Liverpool’s Summer Season — Reviewed

Why do we paint? Jack Roe looks for answers inside and outside of the canvas with three invigorating, theatrical, and very human, artists… The question that acts as a kind of leitmotif for...

Adam Green in Aladdin (2016)

“Aladdin, for me, is my first really great artwork” — The Big Interview: Adam Green

Mike Pinnington enjoys a contemplative conversation with US musician Adam Green about whether his new Aladdin film and concert tour is “ill-fated” or “great artwork”, jamming with Macaulay Culkin, and his “miserable” break up...

Stand By For Tape Back-Up

Culture Diary w/c 23-05-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — Masculinity: Public Discussion 6.45-8.45pm @ Metal Culture, Southend-on-Sea — FREE Artist, outsider,...

Georgia Hayes, Saved by Drowning (Sicilian Fountain 2) (2013). Lucian Freud, Girl in a Green Dress (1954), detail. All images courtesy One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People at Exhibitions at Nottingham Castle and the respective artists

The Big Interview: Jennifer Higgie On One Day, Something Happens: Paintings Of People

As her figurative painting exhibition comes to a close in Southport and travels on to Eastbourne, the frieze magazine co-editor, art writer and newbie curator talks about her emotional attachment to the works...

HANNAH LEVITATE... Omphalos at Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool May 2016

“I think I might have joined a cult…” Omphalos @ Invisible Wind Factory — Reviewed

Laura Robertson tries to recall an evening of pseudo-science, divine ritual and camp, James Bond villainy at The Kazimier’s new venue… I think I might have joined a cult. Or have I been hypnotised? I’m confused,...