21/07/2017
The Alchemy Between Us • Laurence Payot, 2017, courtesy the artist

The Alchemy Between Us: How Artists Really Feel About Engagement

Do artists need other people to be artists? Artist Laurence Payot invited peers, including philosopher Yiota Vassilopoulou, to discuss audiences, echo-chambers, “engagement”, and a host of current issues at Tate Exchange, Liverpool, recently. The...

18/07/2017
Mark Leckey, 2015. Photo: Pete Carr © Liverpool Biennial

“To craft something so meaningful from such chaos is a remarkable achievement”: Dream English Kid — Reviewed

Mark Leckey’s current exhibition in Leigh visualises apocalyptic visions of the Cold War, to claustrophobic and joyous visions of club culture, finds Jack Roe… The Turnpike in Leigh is in a moment of transition....

18/07/2017
Scribe (2017), still

Culture Diary w/c 17-07-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free! Tuesday – Mosquitoes 7.30pm @ Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London — SOLD...

17/07/2017
New Henge Heritage at Nine Ladies - photo credit Arianne Churchman & Chloe Langlois

“Art might be quite a ridiculous thing to be doing”: New Henge Heritage And The Reinvention of The Peterborough Stone

Unhenged? Wayne Burrows discusses folk traditions, belief systems and speculative evidence with the artists behind Metal Peterborough’s New Henge Heritage… There’s an episode of Father Ted where a senior cleric visits Craggy Island to...

10/07/2017
Remnants of the 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh run, Sarajevo. Image courtesy Bob Dickinson, 2017

Field Trip: Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

Bob Dickinson takes a detailed tour of Bosnia Herzegovina’s capital and largest city: taking in a Biennial hosted in a bunker, its tunnels and old cinemas, its best bars, and even its 1984 Winter...

10/07/2017
Maggie Rogers, performing at Citadel Festival 2017, London, this weekend

Culture Diary w/c 10-07-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free! Monday — As I Open My Eyes (2016) 6pm @ Picturehouse At...