31/05/2016
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...

27/05/2016
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...

26/05/2016
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...

23/05/2016
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...

23/05/2016
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...

23/05/2016
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,...

21/05/2016
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...

19/05/2016
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,...

18/05/2016
Let 100 Flowers Bloom 2008; part of Not Vital at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 21 May 2016–2 January 2017

WATCH: Timelapse Of Huge, Steel Lotus Buds Installation At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Swiss artist Not Vital unveils huge new stainless steel sculptures at his first major UK exhibition…  We saw them just as they were installed; glinting in the sunshine, placed carefully by a team of...

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