Culture Diary w/c 20-10-2014

Mogwai @ Liverpool Music Week @Venues Across Liverpool -- Ticket Prices Vary, Inc Some FREE Shows

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK…

Monday – Jerusalem In My Heart 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £6.50 ADV

With support from tape experimentalist Atom, Jerusalem In My Heart comes to The Kazimier tonight with live contemporary Arabic and electronic music, interwoven with a psychedelic and light-based show of 16mm film projections. Only performing once or twice a year — and with no one show the same –prepare for a ‘deep-rooted and fruitful… act brimming with promise’ (Tiny Mix Tapes review).

Tuesday –Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You – 10-6pm @ White Cube Bermondsey, London – FREE

Not shy of laying bare her life for public display and scrutiny, Young British Artist Tracy Emin has brought her candid oeuvre of artworks to White Cube. Neon writing, large scale embroideries, scratchy ink drawings, painting: Emin’s creations have always provoked strong opinion from lovers and haters of her work, and we’re sure this exhibition will do just the same.

Last Day — Ida 4.30pm @ Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London — £3/£11

Funny, bleak, moving, sympathetic, tender, and haunting: just some of the words used to describe this jewel of a film by Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski. After winning Best Film at last year’s London Film Festival and gaining endless critical acclaim, it’s easy to see why it has been described as ‘an immaculate, miraculous masterwork’ (The Telegraph).

Wednesday – PICK OF THE WEEK: Liverpool Music Week @Venues Across Liverpool — Ticket Prices Vary, Inc Some FREE Shows

Kicking off tonight with Vessel X Immix Ensemble, The Aleph & The Hive Collective at The Leggate Theatre (University of Liverpool), expect a bumper programme rolling into next month, including the likes of Mogwai, Wild Beasts, Caribou, CHVRCHES, The War on Drugs, Liars, The Black Lips, Evian Christ, Hookworms and many, many more. Welcome back LMW!

Site Gallery Residency 6-7pm @ The Royal Standard, Liverpool — FREE

Attention all artists! Sheffield’s foremost contemporary art space is hauling its bags of knowledge to Liverpool’s very own Royal Standard tonight to talk to local artists about their unique and exciting residency programme. Site Gallery’s curator, Sara Cluggish, will provide all the information (and motivation) you need to apply.

Thursday -- Exhibition Opens -- Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude 10am-6pm@ The Courtauld Gallery, London – £5/6

Thursday – Exhibition Opens – Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude 10am-6pm@ The Courtauld Gallery, London – £5/6

In what the RA Magazine is promising to be a ‘groundbreaking exhibition of Egon Schiele’s electrifyingly frank nudes”, the all too brief career of one of the 20th century’s most prolific artists is brought together through a series of technically brilliant and daringly bold drawings.

Lost Minutes 7pm @ Unity Theatre, Liverpool — £5

Bills to pay, meetings to attend, emails to respond to, the school run, shopping – there’s not a lot of spare time these days, is there? But, in this participatory performance, mind-wandering is actively encouraged as we are invited ‘to lie down, turn off the lights and momentarily slip from reality for an immersive exploration of daydreaming’. A combination of electronic and acoustic instruments produces soundscapes that respond to entrancing visual projections.

Friday – Design Manchester 14 Core Festival Day 9.30am-5.30pm @ Manchester Town Hall — £35 + booking fees

Featuring internationally recognised and influential speakers on the theme of ‘The Science of Imagination’ — including design critic Adrian Shaughnessy, consultant creative director to Manchester City Council Peter Saville, and Associate Design Director of Daziel & Pow Ross Phillips — followed by an after party at the brilliant TwentyTwentyTwo, you can expect this year’s main festival event to be a very social affair. Don’t miss the rest of the programme across Manchester — including Adidas’ SPEZIAL exhibition of 650 pairs of rare and vintage trainers from personal collections; artist Helen Storey’s Dress of Glass and Flame at Manchester Art Gallery; and analogue-music powered silent nature films from 1903-27, Secrets of Nature (Sounds Unseen).

Exhibition opens: Art From Elsewhere 11am-5pm @ Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art — FREE

Showcasing the results of The Art Fund International scheme — which allocated six UK institutions up to £1m to invest in acquisitions from international artists over a period of five years — Art From Elsewhere unsurprisingly, perhaps, reflects issues of global change, post-colonial experiences, and failed utopias, from outstanding artists including Ai Weiwei, Shilpa Gupta, Barbara Kruger, Ana Mendieta , Aleksandra Mir, Robert Smithson, Kara Walker, Yang Zhenzhong, and Horacio Zabala. It will also tour those lucky institutions — a different exhibition each time — so look out for the show at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with The New Art Gallery Walsall, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and Towner, Eastbourne over the next 12 months.

Private View: Coven 6-9pm @ 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool – FREE

Private View: Coven 5-9pm @ 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool – FREE

With Halloween fast approaching, themes of the occult, the supernatural and the esoteric abound. Determined to get you in the mood, TDN Artist of the Month Katie Craven and our film critic, filmmaker Adam Scovell, unveil a special collaborative exhibition around their short ghost story, A Screaming Breeze: telling the tale of a haunted wind-farm off the north Norfolk coastal town of Cley-Next-The-Sea. Expect references from filmmakers, writers and infamous occultists like M.R James, Aleister Crowley and the films of Kenneth Anger, this is a wonderful event by two very talented people that we love and couldn’t recommend highly enough. (Exhibition open Saturday 25-Tuesday 28 October, 4-6pm daily)

Saturday — Exhibition Opens: Jake And Dinos Chapman: In The Realm Of The Unmentionable 11am-6pm @ Jerwood Gallery, London — FREE

In The Realm of the Unmentionable is definitely worth mentioning in this week’s Culture Diary. Consumer culture, horror, religion, mortality and morality: topics not easily swallowed by some, are tackled head-on to thrilling effect in the creations of the nation’s favourite art scamps. The newly commissioned sit amongst old and unseen works, and ponder, dare we say, the eternal question of what it is to be human.

The Lowry Lounge 11am-6pm @ the Bluecoat, Liverpool – Walk £5/Talk £5/Combined £8/Book Launch FREE

An annual celebration of Merseyside-born, cult writer Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano), you’re invited to the UK book launch of his ‘lost’ novel, In Ballast to the White Sea (University of Ottawa Press), plus talks by its editor Patrick McCarthy (Professor of English at the University of Miami) and Iain Sinclair, who follows Lowry’s footsteps in his new book American Smoke. We also recommend the special city centre, ‘psychogeography’ walk led by local historian Colin Dilnot.

Last Day: Markus Soukup – Artificial Memories 1-5pm @ Arena, Liverpool – FREE

As Liverpool Biennial exhibitions come to an end, its fringe events do too. Arena hosts this final exhibition of the work of media artist Markus Soukup: expect animations, digital prints and, enigmatically titled, ‘other objects’, creating intriguing images and endless narratives.

Sunday – Last Day: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 10am-5pm @ World Museum, Liverpool — FREE

Say farewell to the 2014 Bloomberg New Contemporaries before it moves on to its final stop at the ICA in London. This is your final chance to see the next big things in contemporary art. As one of our reviewers put it, it: “Echoing with sophistication and mature themes of disappointment, false sexuality, relationships and politics, this year’s selection of New Contemporaries have all too knowingly already come-of-age”. See here for all our reviews.

Last Day: Jef Cornelis 10-6pm @ St Andrews Gardens, Liverpool — FREE

A library of works by Belgian TV Director Jef Cornelis, this is an in-depth exhibition of 55 of his most recently translated works. Expect to see documentary features, unpolished and unedited footage, studio and location based films and interview segments in his trademark inventive and subversive style.

Heather Garner

Posted on 20/10/2014 by thedoublenegative