Francesco Manacorda C Max Tomasinelli - Courtesy Artissima

The Medium is the Medium – today!


Today’s the day! Our Biennial event The Medium is The Medium is here… Curated by us and Liverpool Biennial 2012, we wanted to talk about why critical writing is important in a mature and thriving...

City States, LJMU Copperas Hill Building, image courtesy Andy Minnis

Biennial Bulletin: City States!


Hobnobbing with foreign artists over a glass of Hennessy and emptying wheelie bins into a skip: Lucie Fialova reveals the glamorous life of an arts intern… When I first joined the Biennial Volunteer Media Team,...

The Alchemist- Nicolas Tennant Joshua Higgott Ian Bartholomew & Lara Rossi (c) Tristram Kenton_web

The Alchemist – Reviewed


The Alchemist, first show of the new season at the Playhouse, proves beyond any doubt that all that glitters isn’t gold…  The con, the grift, the scam. Along with alchemy, they’re amongst the...

Courtesy, Tom Saxby

Guided By Voices: Mercy’s Biennial Podcast


C James Fagan talks to writer and academic Vanessa Bartlett who has been commissioned to produce Mercy’s Biennial podcasts… This is it. There’s no denying it, the Biennial is here, announcing itself across...

Doug Aitken - Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken - The Source 2012 intallation view outside Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool. © Doug Aitken. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Image © Charlie Coleman, Infinite 3D

Biennial 2012: Doug Aitken & David Adjaye in conversation


Liverpool-based architect Matthew Ashton sits down for tea, biscuits and a good chat about creative ideas in art and architecture with Doug Aitken and David Adjaye … Tate Liverpool’s big Biennial commission, Sky...

Sarah Pickstone, Stevie Smith and the willow

Biennial Bulletin: It’s On!


Welcome to the first in an occasional, and some would say gossipy, bulletin rounding-up our Biennial experience…  Today saw the official opening of Biennial 2012, the seventh edition of the largest international contemporary art...

James McLardy with work Re-Handsoming Enhancer, 2012. Image courtesy The Double Negative

Biennial 2012: Countdown to CAVE


Glasgow-based sculptor James McLardy tells us just why we should take shelter at CAVE Art Fair … Just one of around 45 UK artists exhibiting work for sale at the debut CAVE Art...

Living With Macbeth @ Unity Theatre

Living With Macbeth @ Unity Theatre


A deadly duo of anger and guilt were perfectly executed under the spotlights at the Unity Theatre last weekend … Two broken characters, a Shakespearean actor (Number One) and a comedian (Number Two), sit next...

John Moores Painting Prize Judges l-r Yentob, Shaw, Banner, Blaswick

The Big Interview: George Shaw


We met painter, Turner Prize 2011 nominee, and John Moores Painting Prize 2012 judge, George Shaw, to talk honestly about prizes, other artists and being misanthropic … The Double Negative: Alongside judging the...