Sir Peter Blake: 8 Things You Didn’t Know about the Godfather of British Pop Art

Posted on 13 December 2017 by Liverpool Biennial

Sir Peter Blake. Photo: Mary McCartney

Sir Peter Blake. Photo: Mary McCartney

From meeting Andy Warhol for the first time to how he became an artist, here is what Sir Peter Blake shared during his visit to Liverpool. – Read more

From Their Dream Arts Project to Inspiring Places: Get to Know the Liverpool Biennial 2018 Artists

Posted on 14 November 2017 by Liverpool Biennial

Mohamed Bourouissa, Horse Day (film still), 2014-15. Image courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London

Mohamed Bourouissa, Horse Day (film still), 2014-15. Image courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London

A handful of the confirmed Liverpool Biennial 2018 artists reveal what makes them tick as they visit the city ahead of Beautiful world, where are you?Read more

Caring for Apollo and Making Presence through Dance: Adam Linder at Tate Liverpool

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Adam Linder, Choreographic Service No.4 – Some Strands of Support, 7 October 2016. Tate Liverpool. Photo: Mark McNulty

Adam Linder, Choreographic Service No.4 – Some Strands of Support, 7 October 2016. Tate Liverpool. Photo: Mark McNulty

Hair care for statues? We interview dancer and choreographer Adam Linder, who sets out to explore the fetishisation of objects and society’s obsession with their preservation through a three-day performance at Tate Liverpool. – Read more

Suzanne Treister: Challenging the Art World from Within

Posted on 23 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Suzanne Treister, HFT The Gardener/Video stills and photo works/High Frequency Trading Floor (digital print), 2014-15. Courtesy the artist

Suzanne Treister, HFT The Gardener/Video stills and photo works/High Frequency Trading Floor (digital print), 2014-15. Courtesy the artist

Interested in the covert, unseen forces at work in the world, British artist Suzanne Treister has been a pioneer in the field of new media art since the early 1990s. We catch up with Treister about her most recent piece for the Biennial, HFT The Gardener. – Read more

Art Comes to Life

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Cains Brewery. Photo: Rob Battersby

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Cains Brewery. Photo: Rob Battersby

Liverpool Biennial 2016 is built around the idea of storytelling. Co-curator Dominic Willsdon guides us through some of the Biennial artworks and spaces that generate fictions of their own. – Read more

Samson Kambalu: Play, Passion and The Gift

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Samson Kambalu, I levitate, 2016. Photo for Liverpool Biennial Instagram takeover

Samson Kambalu, I levitate, 2016. Photo for Liverpool Biennial Instagram takeover

Liverpool Biennial 2016 artist Samson Kambalu works across different media to explore received ideas in art, history and religion. He spent a week in Liverpool creating a series of short videos using his method of ‘Psychogeographic Nyau Cinema’ – a combination of film and site specific performance – which will be shown as part of the six episodes around which this year’s exhibition is organised. Here Kambalu discusses James Bond, literature, The Gift, ruptures in time and how he discovered his passion as an artist. – Read more

What does it mean to be a painterly painter?

Posted on 23 May 2016

Lindsey Bull, section of Glade, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist

Lindsey Bull, section of Glade, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist

What exactly does the expression ‘painterly’ really mean? Manchester-based painter and Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist, Lindsey Bull, was left contemplating this question following the Speed Meet event held at Bluecoat last month. The purpose of the evening was to introduce the ten artists based in the North-West that have been selected to take part in the programme, and to provide people with a flavour of their work. Here Bull reflects on some of the ideas and questions that came out of the rapid succession of conversations that arose. – Read more

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