08/09/2021
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Bedwyr Williams: MILQUETOAST – Reviewed

New exhibition MILQUETOAST has been devised to poke fun at and ask questions of an art world rife with barely hidden hierarchies and cliché. Denise Courcoux finds Bedwyr Williams on impish form… The extravagant absurdity of...

06/09/2021
Whose Land Is It? At Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, until 19 September 2021.

Whose Land Is It? Reviewed

At Open Eye Gallery, Jasmine Gray finds three Australian artists scrutinising the long-lasting impacts of human greed… It’s 31 degrees in Liverpool the day I visit Open Eye Gallery. I enter uncomfortably sunburnt; the intensity...

21/07/2021
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“Art is a guaranty of sanity” – Louise Bourgeois In Focus

I AM AFRAID OF SILENCE I AM AFRAID OF THE DARK I AM AFRAID TO FALL DOWN I AM AFRAID OF INSOMNIA I AM AFRAID OF EMPTINESS IS SOMETHING MISSING? YES, SOMETHING IS...

30/06/2021
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Playlist: Introducing NIIX

“The goddess of the moon evolved into the goddess of the night.” Ahead of the launch of debut EP, I, we speak to NIIX about new music and her new persona… The Double...

28/06/2021
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Let Artists Flourish, For Equality’s Sake – Dr Susan Jones On Why Arts Policy Must Change

“Artists suffer worst during economic shocks to the arts.” In this essay, Dr Susan Jones analyses the flaws and impacts of an “extreme neo-liberal arts economy”, and offers suggestions for challenging inequities…  Contemporary...

25/06/2021
Larry Achiampong, Pan African Flag for the Relic Travellers' Alliance, 2021. Installation view at Dr Martin Luther King Jr. building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography_ Mark McNulty-web

What’s in a Flag? Dr Richard Benjamin on Larry Achiampong’s Pan African Flags // Liverpool Biennial 2021

What do flags have to say today? The International Slavery Museum’s Dr Richard Benjamin approaches this question via our collective past, and Liverpool Biennial artist Larry Achiampong’s Pan African Flags For the Relic Travellers’...

22/06/2021
Jenna Sutela, Magma, 2019. Photo: Moderna Museet

Half-Finished Head Shape: Ben Pester On Jenna Sutela // Liverpool Biennial 2021

In a new short fiction commission written exclusively for The Double Negative, author Ben Pester takes inspiration from the work of Liverpool Biennial artist Jenna Sutela – and from imaginary organisms, symbiosis and gestation… We are...

10/06/2021
Alice Channer, Ammonite, 2019. Installation view at Lewis's Building, Liverpool Biennial 2021. Photography_ Rob Battersby (1)-web

Time Has A Shape: Ian McMillan On Alice Channer // Liverpool Biennial 2021

“This work takes time. This work marks time. This work is an eclipse of the past And the present.” In a new commissioned text, poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster Ian McMillan responds to the sculpture of...

08/06/2021
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Culture Diary w/c 07-06-21

Welcome to Culture Diary – a roundup of the current arts, design, film and music events that have taken our eye. Loads of new shows have either opened or reopened recently. So, if...

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