A Modern Total Artwork – The Case For Lucy McKenzie’s Nova Popularna

“Can an artist ever fully embody their art?” Maja Lorkowska makes the case for Nova Popularna, a co-created artist salon doubling as bar and hang-out, currently on display as part of Tate Liverpool’s...

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The Word On The Street: Liverpool In Literature

“From the situatedness of the city through to the mediated experience of the symbolic plane.” Anthony Ellis takes a look, via various Liverpool streets and eateries, at the weaving together of literature and...

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“Drawing played a varied, vital role in his practice” – Sickert’s Paper

Many of the headlines accompanying Sickert: A Life in Art revolve around rumours of the artist’s links to the Jack the Ripper case. A richer trail of evidence, one could argue, can be...

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Who is Woody Tiger?! Drawing Connections – An Interview with Cherelle Sappleton and Thom Roberts

How to conduct artist collaborations over different continents and during a lockdown? Linda Pittwood and Rachel Marsden report on Art et al’s “open ended digital residency” Peer/Peer, featuring artists Cherelle Sappleton and Thom Roberts… ...

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“A statement but also a question.” Lucy McKenzie – Reviewed

“If anything is clear, it’s that Lucy McKenzie is a voracious cultural omnivore.” Mike Pinnington responds to the artist’s first UK retrospective… Feminism, social commentary, sport, pop culture, and political ideology; painting, film, architecture,...


Dune: Part One – Reviewed

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has been much hyped and anticipated. But does it strike the right balance between epic and earnest? Mike Pinnington reviews the unwieldy beast that has slayed more than one big name...

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“Knockout, first-class art is our priority”: Introducing The New Whitaker Museum

Lancashire’s Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery has reopened after a substantial renovation and rebrand. Angela Tait meets its Creative Director, Gaynor Seville, and takes stock of its ‘people spaces’, ambitious programming, and a re-hang...

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Investigative Aesthetics: Conflicts and Commons in the Politics of Truth

What are the aesthetics of investigation, and how might they be developed? Here, in an exclusive extract, authors Matthew Fuller and Eyal Weizman discuss how groups such as Forensic Architecture are addressing the issues...

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Ghosts of The Great Outdoors™

The first ever West Coast Photo Festival launches this week, commissioned by Signal Film & Media to explore (and interrogate) the West Coast of Cumbria. In a new essay, Jacob Bolton ruminates on Mishka...