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Thinking City: Chris Evans

Speakers include: Will Holder, typographer; Lucy MacDonald, curator; Richard Parry, Curator, Grundy Art Gallery; Marina Vishmidt, writer; and Vanessa Boni, Public Programmes Curator, Liverpool Biennial.

Chris Evans’ work often evolves through conversation with people from diverse walks of life, selected in relation to their public life or symbolic role: the directors of a leading champagne house, a former member of the British Constructivists, the CEO of a Texas pharmaceutical company, a selection of elderly Italian politicians et cetera. Sculptures, letters, drawings, film scripts and unwieldy social situations created as a result of this, are indexes of a larger structure through which Evans deliberately confuses the roles of artist and patron, genius and muse.

I don't know if I've explained myself is the first event as part of Thinking City, a new programme of monthly salons, which take place in different locations around Liverpool. Thinking City imagines the role art and culture can have in thinking about the future of the city. Artist-led events will address matters such as urban dwelling, place, community networks and domesticity, while also considering how cultural and educational organisations connect with their public and their city.

Thinking City is a collaboration between Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University


12 November 2013

Free, booking required