On Thursday 21st October I went to The Liverpool Biennial for the day with Glyndwr University. We left the Plas Coch site at 9.30, and headed off for Liverpool. I was looking forward to the displays of all varieties of modern and traditional artists from all over the world.
We arrived in the Albert docks after about an hour of travelling, and had until 5.30pm to explore the exhibitions situated all over the city centre.
I walked around Liverpool with Christopher Saunders and we decided to hit the Liverpool Tate. The works that caught my attention and made notes of were:
(No photography was allowed, sadly.)
*Arman – 1928-2005 ‘Condition of a woman’ 1960 http://www.armanstudio.com/
*Salvador Dali – 1904-1989 ‘Autumnal Cannibalism’ 1936 (oil on canvas) http://www.surrealists.co.uk/viewPicture/18/
*Andy warhol – 1928-1987 ‘Black bean’ 1968 (screen print on paper) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=15954
*Picasso – 1887-1923 ‘Seated Woman in a Chemise’ 1923 http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=11855
*Eva Rothchild – 1971 ‘Knock Knock’ 2005 (leather and steel) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=88355
*Hans Bellmer – 1902-1975 ‘Peg Top’ (oil on canvas) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=920&searchid=9976&roomid=false&tabview=text&texttype=8
*Bridget Riley – 1934 ‘Hesitate’ 1964 (oil on canvas) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=12606
*Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005 ‘Michelangelo’s David’ 1987 (plaster, wood & string) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=21232&tabview=image
*Jake Chapman 1966 & Dinos Chapman 1962 ‘Little death Machine (castrated)’ 1993 (mixed media) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=22035 http://www.whitecube.com/news/28/
*Tracey Emin 1963 ‘Is Anal Sex Legal’ 1998 https://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999874&workid=81062&searchid=15711&tabview=text
*Tracey Emin 1963 ‘Is Legal Sex Anal’ 1998 http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=81061
*Edward Collier 1662-1708 ‘Letters and Writing Implements on a Wooden Board’ circa 1699 (oil on canvas) http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=2467
*Ron Mueck 1958 ‘Ghost’ 1998 http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=26294
*Keith Edmier 1967 ‘Beverly Edmier 1967-1998’ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=47&tabview=text&texttype=10
*John Davies 1946 ‘The Redeemers’ 1971 http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999874&workid=26723&searchid=9552
*Allen Jones 1977 ‘Chair’ 1969 http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=7232&searchid=8518&tabview=text
*Reg Butler 1913-1981 ‘Girl on a round base’ 1968-72 http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=66714&roomid=5623
*John Henry Foley ‘Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A.’ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=4490&tabview=text
*Aristide Maillol ‘3 Nymphs’ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=9168
*Aristide Maillol ‘Venus with a Necklace’ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=9167
*Hamo Thornycroft ‘Teucer’ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=14172
*Hamo Thornycroft ‘The Kiss’ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=14173&roomid=5623
THEN IT WAS OFF TO THE TOP FLOOR… http://www.tate.org.uk/about/pressoffice/pressreleases/2010/22526.htm
*Isabel & Alfredo Aquillzan
*Diango Hernandez ‘Homesick’ & ‘En Mi Isla’
As you can see there was an enormous amount of artwork to be viewed (I only noted down the artwork and sculptures that caught MY attention). I thoroughly enjoyed walking around the Tate Liverpool, and it was the 2nd time this year I have visited it, the previous time I took my three youngest children to see the Picasso exhibition that was on in the summer break.
Then it was time to move onto ‘A Foundation’ where we viewed works by:
*Amir Chasson http://www.amirchasson.com/
*Rowena Hughes http://www.rowenahughes.co.uk/current
*Claas Gutsche http://www.claasgutsche.com/index.htm
*Kiwoun Shin http://saatchionline.com/profiles/index/id/154253
*Joe Clark http://workplacegallery.blogspot.com/2010/09/joe-clark-new-contemporaries-2010.html
*Nathan Barlex http://www.divingforpearls.org.uk/nathanbarlex.html
*Kristian De La Riva ‘Cut’ http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/artist_single.php?aid=2235&PHPSESSID=42797fff32e47deb0d0762d13f26959e
After we had gone through the whole of the exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed the new contemporary artists that are about at the moment we headed off to CUC (Contemporary Urban Centre).
Here we saw work from Taro Izumi, Shin Kiwoun, Sakakibara Sumito,Taguchi Yukihiro’s moment series and many more,
Then we were off to Liverpool Cathedral, but not before passing some local youth group’s art on a wall:
At the Cathedral we saw some most impressive pieces of work:
And then we popped next door to ‘The Temple Of A thousand Bells’ by Laura Bells:
After the traditional artwork and sculptures we walked on down the hill until we came to ‘FACT’ and viewed Tehching Hsieh’s extraordinary ‘One Year Performance’
(Click below to see the film.)
We also visited Black-E and we were not too impressed, except for the huge sword which hung above your head as you entered.
After that we went on to The Bluecoat Exhibition, for some unknown reason I did not note any names down whilst in here, could have been the fact that I was getting very hungry by this time.
Then finally, we visited the Open Eye Gallery, which wasn’t much of a gallery, but did have an exceptionally decorative cement (?) suspended flying bird type oblects.
Well that was our day at the Liverpool Biennial, we saw some exceptional work from all over the world and will use what I have seen to broaden my expectations of myself!
I will leave you with this beautiful sunset at the Albert Docks