Looking Backwards & Forwards: The 1985 Liverpool School Students’ Strike

Posted on 6 October 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Koki Tanaka's recreation of the YTS 1985 School Students' Strike, 5 June 2016. Courtesy the artist

Koki Tanaka's recreation of the YTS 1985 School Students' Strike, 5 June 2016. Courtesy the artist

​Explore different perspectives on the 1985 School Students’ Strike – a huge demonstration in Liverpool that saw 10,000 children take to the streets – which forms the basis for Koki Tanaka’s Biennial 2016 commission. – Read more

Cosmos, the Time Before Time and the Work of Arseny Zhilyaev

Posted on 5 October 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Arseny Zhilyaev, The Last Planet Parade, 2016. Granby Street. Photo: Mark McNulty

Arseny Zhilyaev, The Last Planet Parade, 2016. Granby Street. Photo: Mark McNulty

​Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Russian-born artist Arseny Zhilyaev explores the space between fiction and non-fiction. – Read more

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

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