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Musarc: Odrathek. 11-13 May 2018

Musarc’s Odrathek presents a weekend of experimental music and vocal performances with artists from the UK and abroad to ask: how do we make music in the Chthulucene*? In the spirit of Haight-Ashbury and the Paris Spring of May ’68, Odrathek is a non-stop happening of performances, parliaments, installations, screenings, workshops and eating together. It gives an … Continue reading

Michael Pinsky – Pollution Pods

Pollution Pods are a series of five interconnected geodesic domes which contain carefully mixed recipes emulating the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide, which recreate the pollution from London, Beijing, São Paulo, New Delhi and Tautra in Norway. Forming a ring in the centre of the Somerset House … Continue reading

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art … Continue reading

Georgiou and Tolley: The World Lived Here, L8. Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

      ‘The World Lived Here: L8’  explores the individual lives and identities of the people behind the public face of the Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust in Toxteth, Liverpool 8. Residents worked with Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley, and photographer Andrew Jackson to create images, film and text to remember and redefine the … Continue reading

UABB – Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture 2017. Shenzhen, China. Cities, Grow in Difference. 15 December 2017 – 15 March 2018

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) is currently the only bi-annual exposition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of city and urbanisation, explored through a combination of modern technology, art, innovation and social awareness. Co-organized by the two neighboring and closely interacting cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. UABB lies within the Pearl … Continue reading