Stages #5 addresses the various divides and entanglements between community arts from the 1970s and 1980s and contemporary socially engaged practices.
Stages #4 focuses on the historic practice of dazzle painting, and on a series of commissions in which contemporary artists have been invited to paint UK vessels in response to this history.
Consisting of a series of letters and using the state of housing in the district of Toxteth, Liverpool 8, as its starting point, issue three of Stages considers how Liverpool Biennial might inhabit the city in more significant ways.
By utilising the format of a recipe book, issue two of Stages, Homebaked: A Perfect Recipe, seeks to address the question: what ingredients does one need to cook up a revolution? Can a recipe be a formula for a public space?
Issue one of Stages, Future City, presents insights, propositions and interventions produced during a year-long partnership between Liverpool Biennial and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.