The programme of international commissions, major exhibitions and special events for Liverpool Biennial 2012, which will take place from 15 September – 25 November 2012, will be announced at Tate Britain on Tuesday 22 May. Attending will be: Sally Tallant, the Liverpool Biennial’s new Director Paula Ridley, Chair, Liverpool Biennial, Sir Peter Blake, Patron, John Moores Painting Prize 2012 Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate
The exhibitions include the John Moores Painting Prize 2012 and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Organisations taking part include: the Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery and Metal.
For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is host to an extraordinary range of artworks, projects and a dynamic programme of events. It is the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. Liverpool Biennial unfolds through a programme of exhibitions and projects that lead to a rediscovery of the city. Newly commissioned and existing artworks and projects are presented in diverse locations, including unusual and unexpected public spaces as well as the city’s galleries, museums and cultural venues. The cultural organisations in Liverpool work together in partnership to create an unparalleled context for the presentation of contemporary art and culture. Liverpool Biennial commissions leading and emerging artists to make and present permanent and temporary public artworks as well as long-term community-based projects. There is an integrated research programme of learning, talks and events creating a dynamic year-round programme.