Liverpool: the home to the best art, the best galleries and the best exhibitions. Check out what’s on this month and don’t miss out on a city that has the highest volume of Cultural Institutions outside of London.
Last Chance to See:
Lesions in the Landscape – Shona Illingworth
FACT // until 22 November
A powerful multi-screen installation that reveals the devastating effects of amnesia on one women alongside the striking parallels with the sudden evacuation of inhabitants in the North Atlantic in 1930.
Photo Credit: homotopia
Alien Sex Club – John Walter
Camp and Furnace // until 30 November
The exhibition consists of a large-scale installation based on the shapes of cruise mazes, found in sex clubs and gay saunas. Be immersed in a multisensory world of video, live performance, maze and performance bar for drinks as you are introduced to issues around HIV with a new vocabulary for understanding and talking about it. Using the aesthetic of carnivals, this interesting and fun exhibition has a further-reaching dialogue around a difficult subject, grounded in cross-disciplinary research.
Be sure to head down to Walker Gallery, where you can see Pug Virus a sculpture designed by Walter’s to depict one of a series of 3D printed ‘virus heads’ alongside the main exhibition.
Works to Know By Heart: Matisse in Focus & An Imagined Museum
Tate Liverpool // 20 Nov – 14 Feb
This autumn Tate presents us with an exciting new exhibition Works to Know By Heart which encourages visitors to re-consider their relationship with the artworks on display, proposing questions around this relationship and exploring what the works mean to them. Displaying the famous Matisse’s The Snail, your only opportunity to see it outside of London, alongside An Imagined Museum which will display a vast collection of works from prestigious galleries around Europe – including Duchamp, Oldenburg and Riley. An innovative exhibition testing the boundaries of the visitor experience – this is not one to be missed!
Photo Credit: FACT
Human Futures Exposition
FACT // 6 Nov – 29 Nov
Which community do you engage with most; your neighbourhood or your Facebook network? Nre technologies are forcing us to revise our view of the world and our position within it. Eight international artists will present the final outcomes of their residencies across the globe inspired by the idea of re-evaluating how we see our surroundings as part of a pop-up exhibition. The artists engage with local communities and concerns, and invite citizens to participate in shared encounters.
Ghana Think Tank Showcase
FACT // 6 Nov – 29 Nov
Following on from their residency at FACT over summer 2015, Ghana Think Tank return to FACT to present the outcome of their time in Liverpool. The collective will present the Ghana Think Tank app which brings their process of collecting problems (often from the ‘developed world’) and solving them using Think Tanks (often from the ‘developing world’) online.
The A Moeda Workshop – Stroytelling with an Itinerant Data Object
Learn about the Internet of Things, new approached to story-telling and create a work of digital art in this 5 day intensive workshop. CADA, Broken Dimanche Press and FACT are seeking artists, writers, architects, and practitioners from other fields to participate, contributing to ‘city-centric’ releases of ground-breaking digital artworks using a smart phone app.
Photo Credit: artinliverpool.com
Above the Surface – Love ArtUK and Native Eye
Constellations // 7 Nov – 15 Nov
A collaboration between Love ArtUk and Liverpool Artist Native Eye, the artwork is thought-provoking including elements of Mental Health and how the artists perceives ‘love’ in the environment and society. With all proceeds from the sale of the artwork being donated to Mental Health Liverpool, SCOPE and Women’s Refuge Liverpool – be sure to check it out and show your support!