11/10/2016
Flour Tables by artist Audrey Cottin and illustrator Simon Turner, for Liverpool Biennial 2016

Happy Bath Island & Other Stories: A Liverpool Biennial Comic Strip Part II

Liverpool Biennial artist Audrey Cottin has invited the general public to tell stories using a simple installation of flour and dough. Illustrator Simon Turner has been on hand to translate the in-parts poignant, funny...

11/10/2016
The Magnetic North

Culture Diary w/c 10-10-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Wednesday – Association Of International Art Critics (AICA) Present Bilocation...

10/10/2016
Personal Matters and Public Affairs (2015) Video still, performance lecture. Hedwig Houben’s Others and I, Spike Island. All images courtesy Hedwig Houben and Galerie Fons Welters

Bristol Overview: Emotional Archaeology @ Arnolfini; Others and I, And Instructions For Use of Jiří Kolář @ Spike Island

C. James Fagan sees three exhibitions across four sites in Bristol, provoking thought on memory, parental love, and the “geometry of love”… Ever feel like a ghost? I’m having one of those moments. At...

07/10/2016
Frieze London 2016 Hauser & Wirth

“Be very afraid! Hedge fund woes!”: Frieze Art Fair 2016 — Overview

Re-enactment, fictional artist’s studios and the power of the pound: Jacob Charles Wilson finds that Frieze Art Fair is still calling the shots in today’s multifaceted international art market… This year, Frieze Art Fair...

28/09/2016
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“Disorientating films… Desperate inhumanity”: Dinh Q. Lê’s The Colony — Reviewed

Jacob Charles Wilson analyses Dinh Q. Lê’s latest video installation: a post-colonial battleground buried deep (literally and metaphorically) in thousands of years of shit… It seems unfair that the word colony should be shared between...

28/09/2016
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“An ingenious distillation of the graphic language of fast food”: Bad Scouse — Reviewed

Is pizza a shared language? Jade French takes a seat at the Tžužjj table, and finds artist and designer Mark Simmonds breaking down fast food into beautiful, abstract diagrams… According to my nan, there’s no...

26/09/2016
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Culture Diary w/c 26-09-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Little Men (2016) @ Picturehouse Cinemas Nationwide Ira...

21/09/2016
My Bed: Tracey Emin and William Blake: In Focus at Tate Liverpool from 18 September 2016-3 September 2017. Install images courtesy Pete Goodbody, with thanks

“Uncompromising, naked, blunt… Humanity in extremis”: Tracey Emin And William Blake @ Tate Liverpool — Reviewed

In a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool, Liz Mitchell navigates a sobering variety of portraiture, from two very different mavericks… Blood red walls and a stew of dirty sheets. Fag butts and corn plasters;...

20/09/2016
Still, Koki Tanaka, film for Liverpool Biennial 2010, at Open Eye Gallery

“History in itself is a kind of fiction, right?” — The Big Interview: Koki Tanaka

Time travelling with Koki Tanaka: Jack Roe tracked down the Japanese artist to ask him why an obscure student protest from the Liverpool history books was so key to his film installation for...

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