Liverpool Biennial. The Heart Of The Art World.

Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Until Sunday 26 October.

Liverpool Biennial is an ongoing programme platform for research, commissioning and presenting international art, education and debate. Every two years, the Biennial Exhibition brings an international focus to our work. It is the moment when the world comes to Liverpool to engage with our thinking and we present art to the world.

Liverpool Biennial has announced a programme of activity throughout September and October including a performative project, The Companion, the announcement of the John Moores Painting Prize winner and the opening of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014.



Friday 19- Sunday 21 September

Liverpool Biennial is pleased to announce a performative project, taking place in spaces across the city from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September. The Companion, in collaboration with artist and writer Angie Keefer, will form part of Biennial’s overall exhibition reflecting on how artists disrupt the realms of habits and habitats, reconfiguring the objects, images, representations and activities that constitute their immediate surroundings.

The Companion performance weekend takes place at venues across the city including the Liverpool Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Merseyside Dance Initiative, the Kazimier and the Black-E. Performances include; Jeremiah Day’s first presentation of a larger project tracing the legacy of the American Anti-Imperialist League, and its failure; Angie Keefer and James English Leary’s durational performance The Screens , which will produce segments of Jean Genet’s play of the same name, dancers and musicians stage works conceived by Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus and musical recitals including an evening of live music performances at The Kazimier.

Liverpool Biennial director Sally Tallant said: “As we reach the halfway point in this year’s festival, we’re delighted to announce September and October’s activity programme and the performance weekend, The Companion. For those visiting the Biennial for the first time, there’s still the chance to see the rest of A Needle Walks into a Haystack at the Bluecoat, FACT, The Old Blind School, St. Andrews Gardens and Tate Liverpool”.

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Anika, 2013. Photograph by Alisa Resnik cropped

Anika, 2013. Photograph by Alisa Resnik //



Jeremiah Day Ghost Dance Song, 2012. Photograph by Yorck Maecke

Jeremiah Day Ghost Dance Song, 2012. Photograph by Yorck Maecke

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