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Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, the Biennial commissions international artists to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.

Liverpool Biennial 2018 runs from 14 July – 28 October, and celebrates 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region. The 10th edition, titled Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil. Liverpool Biennial is underpinned by a programme of research, education, residencies and commissions.

Some of Liverpool Biennial 2018’s highlights include:

·      Internationally acclaimed artist Ryan Gander collaborates with Knotty Ash Primary School on major new project

·      Oscar nominee Agnès Varda creates first work in the UK

·      Large-scale public sculpture by Holly Hendry commissioned for Exchange Flags

·      Artist Ari Benjamin Meyers explores Liverpool’s musical history with a new film at Playhouse theatre

·      Pioneering artists from the world’s Indigenous communities go on show for first time in an exhibition at Tate Liverpool

·      Liverpool’s great civic buildings and public spaces as stage for the Biennial – including Bluecoat, St George’s Hall, Victoria Gallery & Museum, RIBA North, and Blackburne House

Founded in 1998, the Biennial has commissioned over 300 new artworks and presented work by more than 450 artists from around the world.

Image courtesy Liverpool Biennial.

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