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Liverpool Biennial 2018

Beautiful world, where are you?

14 Jul - 28 Oct 2018

Abbas Akhavan, Variations on Ghost, 2018. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby
Abbas Akhavan, Variations on Ghost, 2018. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby
Agnès Varda, 3 moving images. 3 rhythms. 3 sounds, 2018. Installation view at FACT, Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? Photo: Thierry Bal
Agnès Varda, 5 Rêveurs (5 Dreamers), 2012. Installation view at FACT, Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? Photo: Thierry Bal
Annie Pootoogook, (Composition) Drawing of My Grandmother's Glasses, 2007. Image courtesy Estate of Annie Pootoogook
Annie Pootoogook, Composition (Women gathering whale meat), 2003-2004 and Eating Seal at Home, 2003-2004. Installation view at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Mark McNulty
Annie Pootoogook, Gold Star TV, 2003-2004 and Dr Phil, 2006. Installation view at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Mark McNulty
Ari Benjamin Meyers, Four Liverpool Musicians (Bette, Budgie, Ken, Louisa) (film still), 2018
Aslan Gaisumov, Keicheyuhea, 2017. Installation view at St George’s Hall, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Thierry Bal
Liverpool Biennial 2018
Beautiful world, where are you?
14 July – 28 October 2018

The 10th edition of Liverpool Biennial, Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil.

The title for Beautiful world, where are you? derives from a 1788 poem by the German poet Friedrich Schiller, set to music by Austrian composer Franz Schubert in 1819. The years between the composition of Schiller’s poem and Schubert’s song saw great upheaval and profound change in Europe, from the French Revolution to the fall of the Napoleonic Empire. Today, the poem continues to reflect a world gripped by deep uncertainty. It can be seen as a lament but also as an invitation to reconsider our past, advancing a new sense of beauty that can be shared in a more equitable way.

Over 40 artists from 22 countries are presenting work that responds to the call Beautiful world, where are you? The city of Liverpool provides the setting with its public spaces, galleries, museums and civic buildings. As an additional strand, Worlds within worlds invites audiences to explore the rich histories and stories evoked by objects and artefacts from the city’s civic collections and architecture.

Beautiful world, where are you? is presented in locations across Liverpool including public spaces, civic buildings and the city’s leading art venues: Blackburne House, Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool John Moores University’s Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the Oratory, the Playhouse theatre, RIBA North – National Architecture Centre, St George’s Hall, Tate Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum (University of Liverpool), public spaces and online

Also showing as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018 are partner exhibitions John Moores Painting Prize 2018 at the Walker Art Gallery, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 at Liverpool John Moores University's School of Art and Design, This is Shanghai and the Biennial Fringe.

In 2018, Liverpool Biennial is celebrating 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region. It is also part of Liverpool 2018, a year-long programme that proudly showcases the city's culture and creativity a decade on from its year as European Capital of Culture.

Liverpool Biennial 2018 is curated by Kitty Scott (Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario) and Sally Tallant (Director, Liverpool Biennial) with the Liverpool Biennial team.

Artists

Madiha Aijaz
Abbas Akhavan
Morehshin Allahyari
Francis Alÿs
Ei Arakawa
Kevin Beasley
Mohamed Bourouissa
Banu Cennetoğlu
Chou Yu-Cheng
Shannon Ebner
Paul Elliman
Inci Eviner
Aslan Gaisumov
Ryan Gander
Joseph Grigely
Dale Harding
Holly Hendry
Lamia Joreige
Brian Jungen
Janice Kerbel
Duane Linklater
Mae-ling Lokko
Taus Makhacheva
Ari Benjamin Meyers
Naeem Mohaiemen
Paulina Olowska
George Osodi
Silke Otto-Knapp
Mathias Poledna
Annie Pootoogook
Reetu Sattar
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Iacopo Seri
Melanie Smith
The Serving Library
Agnès Varda
Joyce Wieland
Haegue Yang
Rehana Zaman
 

Tags: Madiha Aijaz, Abbas Akhavan, Morehshin Allahyari, Francis Alÿs, Ei Arakawa, Kevin Beasley, Mohamed Bourouissa, Banu Cennetoglu, Shannon Ebner, Paul Elliman, Inci Eviner, Aslan Gaisumov, Ryan Gander, Joseph Grigely, Dale Harding, Holly Hendry, Lamia Joreige, Brian Jungen, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Janice Kerbel, The Serving Library, Duane Linklater, Mae-ling Lokko, Taus Makhacheva, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Naeem Mohaiemen, Paulina Olowska, George Osodi, Silke Otto-Knapp, Mathias Poledna, Annie Pootoogook, Reetu Sattar, Kitty Scott, Iacopo Seri, Melanie Smith, Sally Tallant, Agnes Varda, Joyce Wieland, Haegue Yang, Chou Yu-Cheng, Rehana Zaman