Liverpool Biennial 2014

Culture Diary w/c 30-06-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland @ various galleries across Scotland “An...

Cactus Gallery, Liverpool

Liverpool’s Art Scene Now

Ahead of this week’s Biennial 2014 opening, ArtReview’s Oliver Basciano assesses Liverpool’s contemporary art offer, and wonders at the striking absence of new artist-run initiatives… Contemporary art – at least if we follow a...

Jeanne Moreau in New Wave thriller Lift to the Scaffold (1958)

In Profile: Lift to the Scaffold (1958)

Teenage angst, a will to belong and reckless love: George Jepson sees a lot for modern audiences to relate to in Louis Malle’s New Wave thriller… Somehow part of but distinctly separate from the...

Heather Phillipson: Yes, surprising is existence in the post-vegetal cosmorama 10am-5pm @ The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 23-06-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – Both Sides Now — Film And Video From Hong Kong And China 6.30pm @...

Africa Oyé 2014 courtesy Pete Goodbody @p3dro

In Pictures: Africa Oyé 2014

Pete Goodbody shares with us his photographic highlights from the UK’s largest, free African music festival… Africa Oyé attracted record crowds in Liverpool’s Sefton Park this year; partly because of the weather, but it...

Roman Fountain (dimensions variable), (detail) Celia Hempton, 2014, digital print on silk satin, 60 cm  x 72 cm, silk paint on silk satin, 275 cm x 290cm, acrylic paint on wall Katie Cuddon, 2014, painted ceramic, 125 cm x 27 cm x 32 cm   photography by Damian Jacques

In Conversation: Katie Cuddon And Celia Hempton

Curator Ceri Hand talks to Pontoon Lip artists Katie Cuddon and Celia Hempton about Rome, wobbly sculptures and sexual psychology… Cell Project Space is a self-supporting gallery and event space based in East London, founded...

Carlos Cruz-Diez 2014 -- portrait by Mark mcNulty

The Big Interview: Carlos Cruz-Diez

His team call him The Maestro; a 91-year-old figurehead in the kinetic-optic art movement who has fundamentally changed our perception of colour. As he unveils a major new commission in Liverpool, we find out what makes Carlos...

Web Junkie (2014)

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 — Reviewed

Jay Bernard finds an alternative exploration of technology, truth and storytelling at this year’s provocative documentary festival… I ended my preview piece for Sheffield Doc/Fest with a question about truth — what it is, how to...

Stanley Chow

Irresistible Illustration: Stanley Chow’s Takeaway

Emma Sumner quizzes the MacDonalds illustrator about celebrity portraits, big screen avatars and his current retrospective ‘takeaway’ exhibition… An illustrator and artist with clients all over the world, you might be surprised to...