03/05/2016
Lee Mingwei

Culture Diary w/c 02-05-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – This is Now: Video Killed the Radio Star 5.30-7.30pm @ Bluecoat, Liverpool...

03/05/2016
Fairy Fantasy; Jean-Luc Moulène: Larvae And Ghosts at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, from 15 April to 28 May 2016

“The naughty smirk of the vivisectionist”: Jean-Luc Moulène’s Larvae And Ghosts — Reviewed

Eviscerated pigs, light-hearted death threats, and the absurdity of living; Jay Bernard encounters Jean-Luc Moulène at Thomas Dane Gallery… It’s raining, and someone has just handed me a poem in French: “A noir, E blanc, I rouge,...

28/04/2016
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian, The Eighth of a Kind, 2014. Photo Laurie Lambrecht

Betty Boop, Ancient Greece & Joy Division: Liverpool Biennial 2016 Travels Through Time

Liverpool Biennial – a free festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world – returns this summer, with big names including Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Mark Leckey referencing the past, present and future. As the...

27/04/2016
Inside Out between 4 March 2016 — 24 April 2016 at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester -- FREE

Fetishism Or Empowerment? Inside Out — Reviewed

Outsider Art is increasingly popular. But what does it mean to be an Outsider Artist, and what are the consequences of such a classification? Jade French visits Castlefield Gallery’s exhibition, Inside Out, in the hope...

25/04/2016
Wednesday -- Exhibition Opening: The Youth 6.30-10.30pm @ Universal Satellites, London -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 25-04-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Leeds Digital Festival @ Venues across Leeds — Events Individually Priced & FREE...

22/04/2016
Akala

Playlist: “Lift up your skirt and fly!” — Shakespeare400

This month marks the 400th year since William Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil. Vanessa Wheeler remembers the great man in the most rock ‘n’ roll way possible… Over the next few days,...

20/04/2016
30 YEARS OF CFCCA | GORDON CHEUNG 8 April - 19 June

“Asking really pertinent questions about modern life”: Gordon Cheung And Tsang Kin-Wah @ CFCCA — Reviewed

Linda Pittwood identifies uncomfortable threads — between political powers, digital interventions and rewritten histories — at CFCCA’s anniversary exhibition… On my way to the Chinese Centre for Contemporary Art (CFCCA), I was reading an...

18/04/2016
Friday -- Exhibition Opening: Art From Elsewhere 11am-8pm @ Arnolfini, Bristol -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 18-04-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Biennial Fringe Participant Meeting 5-6pm @ Liverpool Biennial Office, Liverpool — FREE (Just Drop In)...

15/04/2016
Smoke Signals; FutureEverything Festival 2016

“Even more strange and glorious than expected”: FutureEverything Festival — Reviewed

Commentaries on the contemporary world — from the “robot apocalypse”, to finite natural resources, to the threats of indiscriminate terror attacks — encapsulated this year’s FutureEverything Festival, finds Vanessa Wheeler… FutureEverything Festival has...