LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL: BEAUTIFUL WORLD WHERE ARE YOU?

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What do a glow-in-the-dark skate park, a lift exploding from the pavement, caged lions, a Korean house wedged haphazardly between two buildings, a red prefab pumping out Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ on a loop, and 100 iron men have in common?

The answer is Liverpool Biennial.

Over the past two decades the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary art has commissioned more than 300 new artworks of all shapes and sizes, and shown pieces by over 400 artists from across the globe. It has also won a reputation for being exciting, edgy and controversial, thanks to artists like Yoko Ono and Ai Weiwei. So we can’t wait to see what it has in store for its 10th edition in 2018.

We now know that more than 40 artists from 22 countries will come together to participate in 2018’s edition of the Liverpool Biennial. The programme invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil.

Specially-commissioned works from international artists are showcased for free across the city over 15 weeks – and not just in galleries. Two years ago, the Biennial took over a Victorian sandstone reservoir, a busy shopping street and a derelict former cinema among its exhibition locations. And paying heed to the digital present and future, art also appeared online.

Venue: Various Locations, Liverpool

LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL: BEAUTIFUL WORLD WHERE ARE YOU?