Ming Wong, Making Chinatown

Biennial 2012: Making Chinatown – Ming Wong in conversation


In the third of our special Biennial ‘in conversation’ series, we pair up cine-inspired artist Ming Wong with director and film critic DW Mault … Ming Wong, born in Singapore and based in...

Superflex, Cunard

Biennial 2012: The Cunard Building


C James Fagan on feeling very much like an unexpected guest at the Cunard building… This piece is the result of two visits to the Cunard Building; when faced with something as large...

Andrew Bracey, Frames (2007-9). Still, Transition Gallery

Artist as Projectionist: my love of cinema


Artist Andrew Bracey professes his love for the clattering roar of the projector, and how it inspired his most recent exhibition at Transition Gallery and Hackney Picturehouse … My eyes were opened to...

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...