Culture Diary w/c 16-05-2016

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

Monday — Adam Green’s Aladdin Concert Tour  8.30pm @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham — £16.50

A “full band concert tour” from our favourite laid back, anti-folk star: best known for the brilliant Modly Peaches, he’s a chameleon with work traversing music, film and art. His new film, album and UK tour is a freakish adaptation of the Aladdin story that stars Macaulay Culkin and seems to reference Esctasy, 3D printing and porn. Also playing Norwich and Cambridge next week before travelling up to Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow next week.

Tuesday — Science and Society 5.30pm @ Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

The University of Liverpool brings you the latest addition to its Science and Society series; this lecture titled Changing Profession is set to discuss what the future will bring in regards to engineering education. Hosted by Professor Tim Ibell, be prepared to explore the digital revolution in an exciting new creative context.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Wednesday — Exhibition Opening: Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms, Maria Lassnig and Ella Kruglyanskaya 10am-5pm @ Tate Liverpool — FREE/£9.50-13.20

Be sure not to miss this artistic trinity as they visit Liverpool for the summer. The spotlight is on Invisible Rooms; the largest Francis Bacon exhibition to ever grace the North of England, starring more than 30 paintings and other rarities. On the same floor, over 40 large works from world-traveller Maria Lassnig will be open to view, whose colourful creations were inclusive of tachisme and surrealism. In a free ground floor show, the bold and graphic painting of Ella Kruglyanskaya (below) — who takes inspiration from Bauhaus craft and female bodies and has made new work especially for this exhibition — will be on display to enjoy until September.

Sideways Face (Paper Ruin) 2016 (left) and Untitled (Miami II) 2013 (right) by Ella Kruglyanskaya on display at Tate Liverpool from 18 May until 18 September 2016 © Tate Liverpool, Laura Deveney

Thursday — You Can’t Be What You Can’t See 8pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool — £4-5

WoWFest and Bito Lido! present a talk on the (miss)representation — pun intended — that women face in in the music media industry. Hosted by Laura Snapes, contributing editor at Pitchfork and former NME editor, and joined by a panel of forward-thinking women including Lorna Gray, founder of the feminist organisation Fierce Babes Network.

Omphalos 8pm @ Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool — £25

Miss the Kaz no more, as it re-opens today at new venue, the Invisible Wind Factory… Cryptic messages about eternal energy through videos on their website and an exclusive Double Negative photography tour behind the scenes last week may not give away much information about this event, but if it lives up to the old Kazimier standard, it promises to be imaginative, theatrical and include a good dollop of science fiction.

The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool - image courtesy for The Double Negative.

Friday — Video Jam 7.30pm  @ FACT (Gallery 1), Liverpool – £5 (Plus Booking Fee)

An experimental film night, and responding to Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa’s FASCT exhibition unfold — described as “a hypnotic, outer space experience” by our reviewer Jade French – see a selection of short films tonight accompanied live by composers and sound artists from Liverpool and Manchester.

Saturday – Who’s Jamming Who? Workshop In Digital Screen Practices 11.15am @ ICA, London – FREE (Booking Required)

A one-day Internet artwork workshop for young people (16+) exploring the possibilities of digital culture jamming, using free social media platforms, image editors, gif makers and presentation tools. Expect to discuss, break down and experiment with everything from Dadaism, anti-consumerist activisim and advertising, hacking, and, yes, memes of Kanye West.

Kanye Burger... Who’s jamming who? Workshop in digital screen practices @ ICA

Exhibition Opening: Martin Creed: What You Find 4-7 pm @ Hauser & Wirth Somerset — FREE

Featuring a live performance by the artist and his band at 6pm, see Creed’s new solo show tonight following his residency at The Maltings studios in Bruton. Expect new work created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces, that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance; and centred, as the artist mysteriously says, around finding “yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.”

Sunday — LAST DAY: The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers @ The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester — FREE 

Expect bandits, banality and lies from artist Ben Rivers… See our review from Jacob Charles Wilson.

Vanessa Wheeler

Posted on 16/05/2016 by thedoublenegative