Liverpool Biennial 2010




 

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest as well as one of the most exciting contemporary visual arts events, and with 960,000 visits in 2008, it is one of the best attended in the world.

18 September – 28 November 2010

For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is transformed into the most amazing living gallery of new art, showcasing the best contemporary artists from around the world.

After attracting the most visitors yet in 2008, Liverpool Biennial 2010 will see a continued emphasis on commissioning the most ambitious and challenging new work offering the largest concentration of contemporary art anywhere in the UK.

Liverpool Biennial 2010 is bigger than ever before and includes the following six programmes:

The sixth edition of Liverpool Biennial’s International Exhibition is Touched – Consisting of around 40 new projects by leading and emerging international artists. Principally new commissions as well as several key works previously unseen in the UK , Touched will be presented across multiple venues: Tate Liverpool, the Bluecoat, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), A Foundation and Open Eye Gallery, with half the exhibition sited in public spaces across the city.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries – the very best from up-and-coming artists’ studios throughout the UK presented at A Foundation, Greenland Street.

City States – International exhibitions on the cultural dynamics between cities and states, presented at Contemporary Urban Centre.

John Moores Painting Prize 2010– the UK’s leading contemporary painting competition, presented at the Walker Art Gallery.

S.Q.U.A.T. Liverpool 2010 : a collaboration between No Longer Empty and The Art Organisation (TAO) – re-animating of abandoned premises around the city centre.

The Cooperative – an initiative jointly run by leading artist-led studios and collectives, Arena, Red Wire, The Royal Standard, Sound Network, LSSSS, Jump Ship Rat and Mercy.

There will also be a host of fringe activity under the banner of the Independents, providing an inspiring and diverse mix of exhibitions and events by internationally established as well as national and local young and mid-career artists.

The festival also includes a series of complementary programmes including Liverpool Biennial’s year round work – such as Richard Wilson’s Turning the Place Over – which will be highlighted in the Guide, published in September.

 

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

‘The future is with New Contemporaries… the national panorama it presents feels more engaging and urgent than ever.’
Evening Standard 2009

‘The best means of seeing what is going on in up-and-coming artists’ studios across the UK.’
The Guardian 2009

 

John Moores Painting Prize 2010

The John Moores Painting Prize has a reputation for defining the shifts and trends in one of the most enduring mediums of all, paint. Now, in its fiftythird year the competition boasts a roll call of esteemed winners, including David Hockney and Richard Hamilton, who went on to find fame and acclaim after winning the prize, and Peter Doig, who described winning the John Moores in 1993 as a pivotal moment in his career.

The Cooperative

PORTFOLIO / PERFORMANCE / EXHIBITION / INTERACT

A melange of unpredictable happenings in electric, plastic, paint and brain-wave – The Cooperative space is easy to find with its hideous frontage and delightful location. And worth it.

 

City States

City States is a new collaboration between Novas Scarman Contemporary Urban Centre Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial for the 2010 Biennial festival. The Grade II listed warehouse has been converted to be a vibrant cultural and community centre at the heart of the Baltic Triangle, including a restaurant, café, bar, cinema, conference facilities and performance and gallery space.

S.Q.U.A.T.

SQUAT (Social Questioning Using Art Today) Liverpool is the umbrella title for the collaborative project between the New York-based group, No Longer Empty (NLE) and the UK-based group, The Art Organisation (TAO). SQUAT examines the issues of regeneration of empty commercial spaces by artistic communities. In Liverpool, SQUAT will zoom in on the Ropewalks and l1 area of Liverpool city centre. Both NLE and TAO share an interest in the creative use of empty spaces. 

Touched

 

Liverpool Biennial presents Touched, the International 10 exhibition as part of Liverpool Biennial 2010

18 September – 28 November 2010

“In a world packed with countless biennials, triennials and the rest, this madcap event in Liverpool remains distinctive and entertaining. The shows are scattered all over the city, often in pretty strange places, but the overall ambition — to introduce British audiences to up-and-coming international artists and trends — is adhered to excellently.” The Times

Events

September

18 – …
Touched
18 – …
Liverpool Biennial 2010
21
Ai Weiwei – Fairytale
22
Touched Talk – Zia Sardar – Touched by Wonder, Art and Religion in the 21st Century
24 – 30
Rosalind Nashashibi – This Quality
24
The Spider Project – premiere of Time is what keeps the light from reaching us
24
Exhibition Tour – John Moores Painting Prize 2010
25 – 27
Cry Me a River
25
Antti Laitinen performance
26
EarlySundays Tour with Eimer Birkbeck
29
e-space co-lab International – Art in the Cities and X-positions
29
Touched Talk – Ed Baxter – Whistle in the Dark

October

2
Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair 2010
3
EarlySundays Tour with Samantha Jones
7
Art School Alternatives – A Corridor8 Symposium
7
City Limits – Sky Arts Artichoke Salon Series
8
Exhibition Tour – John Moores Painting Prize 2010
8 – 14
Aurélien Froment – Pulmo Marina
… – 9
Liverpool Live Event – Bed-In at the Bluecoat
9
Curator’s Exhibition Tour – Sara-Jayne Parsons
9
The Innovasion – Pervasive Live Action Game
10
EarlySundays Tour with Eleanor Rees
15 – 21
Deimantas Narkevicius – Ausgetraumt
15
Shang-Pool Arcadia
16 – 17
Chapter and Verse Literature Festival – Touched Weekender
17
EarlySundays Tour with Jonathon Hering and aPAtT
20
Andy Holden Three Short Works in Time
20
Touched Talk – Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – Acceleration of the Infosphere, psychopathology and the ambiguity of therapy
22
Liverpool Live Event – Nightmare Before Valentine
23
Drawing with Sound, the Big Draw at Tate Liverpool
23
Shang-Pool Arcadia – Picnic in Arcadia
24
EarlySundays Tour with Frances Loeffler
27
Marcus Coates – Journey to the Lower World
27
Touched Talk – AbdouMaliq Simone
28
David Sherry Performance and Private View of DEADPAN
28
e-space co-lab International – Art in the Cities and X-positions
… – 4
Amar Kanwar – A Love Story
30
The Marx Lounge in Conversation – Alfredo Jaar with David Harvey and What, How and for Whom/WHW
31
EarlySundays Tour with Jonathan Raisin

November

… – 28
Touched
… – 28
Liverpool Biennial 2010
3
Liverpool Live Event – Richard Haynes – Listen My Secret Fetish
3
Touched Talk – Nina Power – The wound of work
4
Exhibition Tour – John Moores Painting Prize 2010
5 – 11
Keren Cytter – The Coat
6
Liverpool Live Event – Rhys Chatham – Die Donnergötter and Guitar Trio
6
Shang-Pool Arcadia – Picnic in Arcadia
7
EarlySundays Tour with Amanprit Sandhu
9
Curator’s Exhibition Tour – Lorenzo Fusi
12
The Marx Lounge in Conversation – Alfredo Jaar with Chantal Mouffe and Salah Hassan
12
Liverpool Live Event – Keith Hennessy – Crotch
12
Dadafest – Cover Story – Alexa Wright
12
Blackbird, Pics and Artificial Grass
12
Dadafest – Animal – Sunaura Taylor
13
Blackbird, Pics and Artificial Grass
14
EarlySundays Tour with Chris Ball
17
Touched Talk – Simon Critchley – Fireflies
18
DaDaFest International 2010 Opening
18
Art in Mind – Philosophy in Pubs
18
Long Night – Sound Relay
18
Liverpool Live Event – Triple Bill including Club Fisk and Augusto Corrieri
18
Lying-down-on-the-ground
19
Touched – Philosophy Meets Art
20
Liverpool Live Event – Mandy Romero Stevenage
21
EarlySundays Tour with John Hughes
22
e-space co-lab – International Art in the Cities and X-positions
23
The Artists Cinema introduced by Mike Sperlinger
25
DaDaFest in association with FACT – Roy Stringer Lecture Stelarc
26
DaDaFest – The Freak and the Showgirl
27
Touched DaDaFest – The Dark Behind my Eyelids
27
Liverpool Live Event – Guillermo Goméz-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes (La Pocha Nostra) – Corpo Ilicito
28
EarlySundays Tour with Elfin Spurs
28
DaDaFest – The Feral Four

December

7
Exhibition Tour – John Moores Painting Prize 2010

 

 

 

Duration 18 September 2010 - 28 November 2010
Times TBA
Cost TBA
Venue NULL
Address Almost half the exhibition takes place in public s TBA L2 6RR, ,
Contact / / www.biennial.com

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