Wasteland, Comapagnie Dakar / Lotte van den Berg. Malta Festival, Poland. Photo. Maciej Zakrzewski

“If we don’t defend life it becomes without value” — The Big Interview: Lotte van den Berg, Malta Festival

Making theatre that questions our passive roles in society, politics, and life itself, Lotte van den Berg is no stranger to provocative arts production. She speaks to Emma Sumner about violence, Brexit, and getting...

Not Vital Pelvis 2008, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2016

“A ménage à trois between artist, venue, and visitor”: Not Vital At YSP — Reviewed

A true understanding of inside and outside space, of the man-made and natural: Emma Sumner expresses her love for Swiss artist Not Vital, as he unveils a major new show on the rolling...

Tate - Ancient Greece - Biennial 2016 - photo courtesy Robert Battersby

“Exhilaratingly, intentionally naughty”: Liverpool Biennial’s Ancient Greece Episode — Reviewed

Split into time travelling “episodes”, this year Liverpool Biennial art festival is tackling a series of big themes. Transported to Ancient Greece, Jack Roe finds a dizzying and compelling journey through three millennia...

Manifesta 11: Mike Bouchet © Camilo Brau.

Field Trip: Art Basel And Manifesta 11, Switzerland

What have great bales of poo, a “pavilion of reflections”, banks of iPhone chargers and glossy sculpture halls got in common? Switzerland during art fair season, finds Jack Welsh… Admittedly, flying to one of...

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Jesus and Barabbas puppet show, 9 October 2014. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Feat in Biennial 2016

Culture Diary w/c 04-07-2016

A BUMPER mix of Liverpool Biennial and Biennial Fringe events this week across a wide constellation of arts, design, film and music… It’s our pick of the listings from around England! Tuesday – The...

Illustration by Sam Garroch

Fuxit Or Fixit? Practical Advice For Creatives In The Face Of Brexit

If you voted to Remain in the European Union, you’re probably now feeling a mixture of disillusionment, anger, frustration, embarrassment, and sheer worry. It’s fair to say that everything feels completely terrifying right now....

Biennial Fringe Culture Diary 2016

Biennial Fringe Culture Diary: Available In Print & Download Now!

Welcome to a special Biennial Fringe edition of Culture Diary: your indispensable pocket guide to a wide range of alternative events across Liverpool, happening at the same time as Liverpool Biennial 2016 festival of contemporary art....

John Stezaker, born 1949 Untitled 1978-9 Silkscreen and acrylic paint on 2 canvases 1220 x 1865 mm Tate. Purchased 2012   © John Stezaker. Image courtesy Tate. From Constellations: Highlights from the Nation's Collection of Modern Art (Ongoing)

“What is he looking at?” John Stezaker’s Untitled 1978-9

The celebrated collage artist makes a trap for the gaze, finds Mike Pinnington; epitomising the pleasure of looking. But just what — or who — is he looking at? What is he looking...


Culture Diary w/c 27-06-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016: John Akomfrah & Louis Henderson 7-9pm @ Tate Britain, London...