In Focus: Nicola L.'s Atmosphere in White

Posted on 28 August 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Installation view of Nicola L. Atmosphere in White, 2014. Photograph by Mark McNulty

Installation view of Nicola L. Atmosphere in White, 2014. Photograph by Mark McNulty

Nicola L.'s Atmosphere in White has transformed the shabby room on the first floor of The Old Blind School into a heavenly, dream-like environment. Deborah Laing, part of our Mediation Team explores the work in more detail, providing a context for which to view this installation. – Read more

In Pictures: Art & Architecture at The Old Blind School

Posted on 24 August 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Inside The Old Blind School. Photo by Rob Battersby. 

Inside The Old Blind School. Photo by Rob Battersby. 

​For this unusual photographic project, we asked Liverpool photographer ​Rob Battersby to explore the curious interplay between art and architecture. The setting is The Old Blind School, the 1930’s Grade II Listed building near Liverpool City Centre which houses the work of 18 contemporary artists for the 8th Biennial Exhibition. – Read more

Film Round-Up: Liverpool Biennial 2014

Posted on 21 August 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2013 video, 14’ 14” on view at The Old Blind School 

Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2013 video, 14’ 14” on view at The Old Blind School 

In contemporary art exhibitions, film installation and video art play as big a role as any other medium, which is echoed in the exciting array of video work being shown for A Needle Walks into a Haystack. To celebrate these artists, we take a look at a selection of the films in this year's Biennial Exhibition, and uncover where you can see more film around the city this summer. – Read more

In Focus: Judith Hopf's Playful Objects

Posted on 18 August 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Judith Hopf, Untitled, 2013. Photograph by Lois Ruddock.

Judith Hopf, Untitled, 2013. Photograph by Lois Ruddock.

Judith Hopf's diverse practice combines film, drawing, sculpture and installation. She currently teaches Fine Art at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main as well as presenting work in galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas and bookshops. There are five pieces of her work in A Needle Walks into a Haystack at The Old Blind School, and in each the artist uses subtle, natural materials to communicate social and political issues. – Read more

In Focus: Rana Hamadeh

Posted on 11 August 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Rana Hamadeh, detail from The Alien Encounters Project, (2011-ongoing). Image courtesy of the artist.

Rana Hamadeh, detail from The Alien Encounters Project, (2011-ongoing). Image courtesy of the artist.

Rana Hamadeh, a performance and visual artist from Beirut based in Rotterdam, is one of 18 artists exhibiting at ​The Old Blind School. Finding her practice too vast, too encompassing and too subjective to be summed up in a few short sentences, Jenny Glydell takes a closer look at the themes and ideas behind the artist's work. – Read more