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...

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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...

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’...

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...

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...


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...


John Moores Painting Prize 2020: The Window

To close our exclusive series published in partnership with the John Moores Painting Prize, Laura Robertson presents a (gross, you have been warned) new short horror story inspired by 2020 China category prize winner, Li...


In These Times: Pandemic Conversations – Amy Cummings

“Becoming more resourceful has been a very helpful part of this situation.” For our latest In These Times series in partnership with Liverpool John Moores School of Graphic Design & Illustration, we spoke...

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A Tale Whose Time Has Come:
Dark Days, Luminous Nights

“We are all part of these bricks and mortar, and it is our story to tell.” As a new immersive audio-visual experience prepares to open in Salford, Mike Pinnington takes a look at the...