Addressing the Socio-Political at Biennial 2016

Posted on 5 October 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

From representations of trauma and the destruction of cultural heritage to the power of protest and the subversion through art, Helen Reynolds has detected a highly political slant to many of the artworks in Liverpool Biennial 2016. – Read more

Time Travel and the Politics of Water: Rita McBride at Toxteth Reservoir

Posted on 5 October 2016 by Guest Blogger

Rita McBride, Portal, 2016. Toxteth Reservoir. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Rita McBride, Portal, 2016. Toxteth Reservoir. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Laura Rushton reflects on Rita McBride’s giant laser-light sculpture in the Victorian Toxteth Reservoir and the political significance of its setting.​ – Read more

Contemporary Art on Liverpool's Waterfront

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Betty Woodman, Liverpool Fountain, 2016. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Betty Woodman, Liverpool Fountain, 2016. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Why not start your Liverpool Biennial 2016 journey by exploring the exhibitions and public artworks on Liverpool’s world famous waterfront? Sufea Mohamad Noor takes us on a suggested route. – Read more

Creating the World’s Largest Virtual Sculpture in Minecraft

Posted on 28 September 2016 by Guest Blogger

The Minecraft Infinity Project is a virtual world where players have come together online to create a vast sculptural landscape and portrait of the Biennial festival. The team behind the project explain how and why they created it. – 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

Rhythms and Speeds: The Story Behind #BlazeBus

Posted on 4 September 2016 by Guest Blogger

Frances Disley, Blaze, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Frances Disley, Blaze, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Liverpool-based Frances Disley is the artist behind the moving double-decker artwork, Blaze, and a Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist. Inspired by the 90's TV show Gladiators, and the physical journey its characters take, the artist leads us through the creative process behind her artwork. – Read more

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