Liverpool Biennial

Ryan Gander @ Cactus, Jul 7 – Aug 14

6 July 2016

Ryan Gander is presenting solo exhibition An exhibition of early works by Ryan Gander at Liverpool’s Cactus, opening July 7 and running August 14.

The show will coincide with much anticipated Liverpool Biennial that opens a few days later on July 9.

There is little information to accompany the exhibition and its title, but we are invited to expect things like conceptual necklaces, a breeze running through a gallery, Gander’s ‘Alchemy Boxes’ where meaning and value is imbued and intertwined with stories and leftover narratives found in objects, and a study of a car in a field full of snow (‘Is This Guilt in You Too – (The Study of a Car in a Field)’, 2005) that looks at the sincerity of interpretation.

See the Cactus website for (limited) details.**

Ryan Gander – I Need Some Meaning I Can Memorise (The Invisible Pull) (2012) @ Documenta 2013. Courtesy the artist.
Ryan Gander, ‘I Need Some Meaning I Can Memorise (The Invisible Pull)’ (2012) @ Documenta 2013. Courtesy the artist.
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Arseny Zhilyaev @ ICA, Jun 23

22 June 2016

Arseny Zhilyaev will be appearing in conversation with Tate Liverpool artistic director Francesco Manacorda at London’s ICA on June 23.

The Moscow and Voronezh-based Russian artist will talk in the lead up to this year’s Liverpool Biennial, running July 6 to October 16, where he will present ‘Last Planet Parade’, a small museological exhibition and stained glass windows in one of the few remaining terraced houses of the once-lively and ethnically diverse area of Granby Four Streets.

Zhilyaev’s work focuses on artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to “uncover and propose potential futures” and the space between fiction and non-fiction by casting “a revisionist lens” on the heritage of soviet museums and their meaning in relation to the history of Russian Cosmism.

Zhilyaev contributed work to the Rare Earth survey exhibition and catalogue (which aqnb reviewed here) and is an editorial board member of Moscow art magazine, Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal and a contributor to online publishing and archiving platform e-flux.

casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology.

See the ICA website for details.**

Ed’s note: This event is cancelled – June 23, 2016.

Rare Earth (eds Nadim Samman + Boris Ondreička). Co-published by Sternberg Press, Berlin + TBA21, Vienna.
Rare Earth (eds Nadim Samman + Boris Ondreička). Co-published by Sternberg Press, Berlin + TBA21, Vienna.
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Joey Holder @ The Royal Standard, Sep 26 – Oct 26

24 September 2014

Joey Holder opens her latest show, HYDROZOAN, at Liverpool’s The Royal Standard, running as part of the Liverpool Biennial from September 26 to October 26.

Holder’s work extends across a range of disparate media; she paints and sculpts, but also creates videos and builds installations and manages multiple image streams, exploring the “structures and hierarchies of the technological and natural world” through the various forms and their abstractions.

This exhibition comes as the result a six-month residency Holder completed with Near Now in Nottingham, working with genome scientists and biochemists to research future urban farming methods and commercial fish farming. Holder’s answer is a gallery simulation of an ‘Aquaponics’ system: “a food production method that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics”.

See the HYDROZOAN online platform for details. **

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