Five a-n News writers based in Eastbourne, Leeds, London and Glasgow pick the top five UK exhibitions they’ve seen this year.
Liverpool Biennial 2018 - a-n The Artists Information Company
The project which documents the names of the 34,361 people who have lost their lives trying to reach Europe since 1993 has been attacked again.
Istanbul-based artist Banu Cennetoğlu‘s work will be left in its current damaged state in order to highlight ‘systematic violence’.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.
Running parallel to the Liverpool Biennial since its inception in 1999, the peer-led Independents Biennial is currently managed by Art In Liverpool, and aims to cast a fresh perspective on how we see, make and use art in Merseyside. Laura Robertson reflects on how the 2018 festival is highlighting local and national political issues such as regeneration and homelessness.
The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial has just opened with its theme ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ offered as a chance to reflect upon global uncertainty and change. Bob Dickinson reports from the opening weekend when, amid news of Trump’s visit to the UK and the protracted Brexit negotiations, the notion of a world in social, political and economic turmoil seemed especially pertinent.
Catch up with the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2018 with our look-back at coverage by Narbi Price and Chris Sharratt on a-n’s Instagram.
The annual open submission exhibition for new and recent graduates will this year launch at Liverpool Biennial before moving to London in December.
International list of names announced for 10th edition of biennial which is also celebrating 20 years of presenting art in the city and region.