Michael Lacey

Artist of the Month: Michael Lacey

14/11/2012

Meet our Artist of the Month, a man as adept at painting and collage as he is at comics … It’s not often that an artist fesses up to being influenced by their...

Unsettle @ Metal

Unsettle @ Metal, Liverpool Biennial 2012

08/11/2012

Jon Davies finds HIVE in scintillating form in a recreation of the Pendle witch trials at Metal…  Whenever the HIVE team are involved in a large scale audiovisual project in Liverpool you know...

Guest, Unexpected

Guest, Unexpected

06/11/2012

Chinese journalist Joe Zhu on his remarkable embodiment of the theme at this year’s Biennial… Heading back to my hometown, here I am at Amsterdam airport with 2 hours waiting for transport. I’m...

Marina Abramovic Dangerous Games

Random Acts: Artists Interventions into Broadcast

05/11/2012

Linda Pittwood finds that, despite the pervasive and ubiquitous internet, TV remains a powerful medium for the message …  Dangerous Games is a powerful new video artwork by Marina Abramovic, and is a complete...

Making Chinatown

Ming Wong’s Making Chinatown – Reviewed

01/11/2012

Themes can occasionally become obstacles for artists and their work. How would Ming Wong fair? The line between parody and pastiche can sometimes appear a very thin one indeed, blurry at best. And...

FAR @ Liverpool Playhouse, courtesy Ravi Deepres

FAR @ The Playhouse – Reviewed

31/10/2012

C James Fagan was taken on a journey of discovery by FAR… I’ll open with an admission. Until very recently I was unaware that this event was happening. It’s only through a stroke...

Narbi Price, Untitled Kerbstone Painting (MJK) 91.5x122 Acrylic on Canvas (2012)

Painting – A Dialogue

30/10/2012

Linda Pittwood considers the talks, discussions and tours at the Walker Art Gallery on contemporary painting, as part of this weekend’s John Moores Painting Prize summit … Artist Patrick Heron wrote in 1963: “Painting still has a...

Forgotten, by Pete Clarke

Liverpool and Cologne: Non-Identical Twins

23/10/2012

Bryan Biggs, artist and Artistic Director at the Bluecoat, reflects on Liverpool’s ongoing cultural links with Cologne following a recent visit to the Rhine city… Under the title Eight Days A Week, the...

Response @ Fallout Factory

Response @ Fallout Factory – Reviewed

22/10/2012

Adam Scovell finds reasons to be optimistic about the Independents Biennial at Fallout Factory… There’s a wealth of independent shows and projects around this year’s Liverpool Biennial. With the official festival itself being...

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