Mark Leckey, 2015. Photo: Pete Carr © Liverpool Biennial

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

18/07/2017

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....

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

17/07/2017

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...

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Larissa Sansour: In The Future, They Ate From The Finest Porcelain – Reviewed

24/06/2017

It’s your last chance to see Larissa Sansour’s scifi-flavoured solo exhibition at the Bluecoat today. Kyle Brown finds a confusing narrative, including spaceships, Palestinian soldiers, and archaeological discoveries… It seems customary these days for...

Eason Tsang ka wai , Boring (30 secs), installation shot, shown at A Look at Looking exhibition, CFCCA, Manchester, 2017. Image courtesy Chelsie Southern

“Feelings of anxiety and dreams of escape”: Eason Tsang Ka Wai’s A Look At Looking

23/06/2017

Ashley McGovern speaks to artist and “daring voyeur” Eason Tsang ka wai about trespassing in order to take photographs, boredom, and getting some respite from the suffocating crowds of Hong Kong… We look down,...

August Sander The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha 1925-6, printed 1991 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017

Portraying A Nation: A Cultural Response To Social Turmoil

22/06/2017

As Tate Liverpool prepares to open a new exhibition dealing with Weimar Germany, Sam Riding looks at the context in which three inter-War artists worked: what drove them, and what became of them...

“Maybe I’m projecting my own messiah complex…” Sahej Rahal On Dry Salvages

19/06/2017

Artist Sahej Rahal tells Wayne Burrows about “absurd” ideas, troubling masculine archetypes, and having HP Lovecraft on his mind during a recent residency in Nottingham… Sahej Rahal was born and lives in Mumbai, India, and since...

LAURA PANNACK, If it weren't for him I'd have eaten you roasted. Now however it is you who have eaten me, 2015 (detail). C Type Hand Print 76.2 x 76.2 cm

“Torn between the recent past and the future…” Photo London — Reviewed

15/06/2017

It’s a shock to see how far Photo London has come in the three short years it’s existed, says Jacob Charles Wilson: finding a welcome return of The Pavillion in Somerset House, alongside dynamic techniques,...

Image from Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, until October 2017 at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. Judge Dredd®. © 2017 Rebellion A/S. All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is a registered trademark

“Show the absurdity of totalitarianism…” The Big Interview: Comic Artist John Higgins

13/06/2017

He’s an artist responsible for drawing some of popular culture’s most iconic characters, including Batman, The Watchmen, and Judge Dredd. But why does the satire of Dredd still sting? When did he start to make...

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“They seem to fight to stop each other breathing”: Evangelia Kolyra’s 10,000 Litres — Reviewed

01/06/2017

Who knew that breath had so much creative potential? Jacob Charles Wilson on a contemporary dance piece that will have you counting your intake, clawing at your chest, and synchronising with the people around you…...

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