Books

“There is no one ‘Spirit of the North’” – The Return of the Portico Prize

15/10/2019

What, if such a thing exists, is the ‘spirit of the North’? Joe Fenn on the vexed question, and return of the Portico Prize, which asks its entrants to capture exactly that…  A...

Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

You’re Invited! Present Tense Book Launch: 30 October 2019 (Book Now)

02/10/2019

We’re having a book party and you’re invited! * WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2019 AT 18.30–19.30, TATE LIVERPOOL, ALBERT DOCK, L3 4BB * WELCOME AND THANK YOU TO ALL KICKSTARTER PATRONS WHO BOUGHT EARLY...

Le Grand K cover artwork visual identity by Farvash

Killing The Kilogram: Le Grand K – Reviewed

26/09/2019

On May 20th of 2019, the scientific community bid adieu to a weighty artefact affectionately known as Le Grand K. On the same day, World Metrology Day, a new book was launched. Nina...

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What Goes Around Comes Around. Everything I Have Is Yours – Reviewed

25/09/2019

Post-internet generations have grown up with access to literally millions of songs. But, asks Angela Tait, what happens to those tracks not yet digitised? She explores a new exhibition whose scope is to...

Pipilotti Rist I'm not the girl who misses much 1986

Hi, How Are You? A conversation with Broken Grey Wires

23/09/2019

“Anything is possible!” Mike Pinnington catches up with Lizz Brady for the latest in a series of conversations about her ongoing Broken Grey Wires project…  Founded in 2014, Broken Grey Wires – ‘a ground-breaking...

Candice Breitz Sweat (2018)

“Energise, organise and optimise.” REAL WORK – Reviewed

13/09/2019

A pair of new shows seeking to give voice to “those who typically remain unheard” is strangely lacking, finds Mike Pinnington… FACT Liverpool’s Gallery 1: A man speeds along on the back of...

David Lynch, FACTORY BUILDING (2012)

The Death of America: David Lynch’s My Head is Disconnected – Reviewed

10/09/2019

David Lynch – the director of films exploring America’s dark underbelly – is revealed in exhibition, My Head Is Disconnected, to be equally adept at rendering that nation’s ills in paint, finds Lee Ashworth… My...

Helen Legg portrait

“We’ve got to hold artists close.” The Big Interview: Helen Legg

05/09/2019

The Director of Tate Liverpool, Helen Legg, speaks to Mike Pinnington about the venue’s search for North West artists, and her first twelve months in post… Helen Legg arrived at Tate Liverpool in interesting...

What are your knots? Adana press print and handwriting, for Public -- You & Me, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke. Photo by Glen Stoker 2019.

Binding Social Fibres: Public – You & Me

23/08/2019

An experimental public programme at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent has Laura Robertson thinking about what programming for and with the public really means… Strand I: To question (unravel) Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes’s multifaceted...

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