Liverpool Biennial 2016 Announces Full Programme

The programme for Liverpool Biennial 2016 (9 July – 16 October) was announced today.

For the ninth edition of the Biennial, 42 international artists will create new work for locations across the city, alongside a showcase of ten associate artists working in the North of England.

The Liverpool Biennial exhibition has been conceived as a series of episodes, drawing inspiration from Liverpool’s past, present and future: Children’s Episode, Ancient Greece, Chinatown, Flashback, Software, and Monuments from the Future.

Programme highlights include: reflecting on Liverpool’s radical political history, Japanese artist Koki Tanaka will revisit the scene of a huge protest in Liverpool in 1985, which involved around 10,000 children; outside the Mersey Tunnel George’s Dock Ventilation Tower, the celebrated American artist Betty Woodman will create a large-scale bronze fountain; and Merseyside-born artist Mark Leckey will present Dream English Kid, a film inspired by events in his life from the 1970s to 1990s.

Locations include: the historic Cains Brewery building on Stanhope Street; the former ABC Cinema; a dock in North Liverpool; the Oratory; the city’s leading art venues including Tate Liverpool, FACT, Bluecoat, and Open Eye Gallery; as well as pubs, restaurants and supermarkets.

Also showing during Liverpool Biennial 2016 are the John Moores Painting Prize, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, and the Biennial Fringe.


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