Sally Tallant speaks to Artlyst’s Paul Carter Robinson about the ins and out of the 2016 Liverpool Biennial. This is the first interview post release of the artist lineup for the upcoming event.
Image: Villa Design Group, SPRING 2007 FALL 2007, Kuba and Bregenz.
The 2016 Liverpool Biennial will unfold through the landscape of the city from July. It is organised as a story narrated in several episodes: fictional worlds sited in galleries, museums, pubs, unused spaces, stations, hotels, parking lots, shops and supermarkets. For the first time children will work together with artists and the Biennial team to develop ambitious exhibitions, projects and publications specifically for young audiences.
Image: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Jesus and Barabbas Puppet Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.
About the Director:
From 2001 to 2011 Sally Tallant was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of exhibitions, architecture, education and public programmes. She is a Board Member of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for Arts Council England.
About the Biennial:
Liverpool Biennial 2016 is curated by Sally Tallant, Dominic Willsdon, Francesco Manacorda, Raimundas Malasauskas, Joasia Krysa, Rosie Cooper, Polly Brannan and Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey. Also showing during Liverpool Biennial 2016 are the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Bluecoat and the Biennial fringe.
Image: Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD.
Audio: Sally Tallant with Paul Carter Robinson, © Artlyst 2015
Liverpool Biennial 2016 – 9 July to 16 October 2016