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Bedwyr Williams: MILQUETOAST – Reviewed

08/09/2021

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...

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

Whose Land Is It? Reviewed

06/09/2021

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...

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“Art is a guaranty of sanity” – Louise Bourgeois In Focus

21/07/2021

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...

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

28/06/2021

“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

25/06/2021

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

22/06/2021

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

10/06/2021

“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...

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John Moores Painting Prize 2020: The Window

08/06/2021

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...

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

02/06/2021

“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...

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