Bi-annual contemporary art show, Liverpool Biennial returns in July for its eighth exhibition. Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, this year’s exhibition is A Needle Walks into a Haystack, with venues across the city, such as Tate Liverpool, the Bluecoat and the former Trade Union Centre opening their doors to one of Europe’s biggest and best-attended art shows. Taking the spotlight this year will be two group shows: the first at the Trade Union Centre, inviting the commissioned artists to display some of their previous projects; and the second at the Tate, where works from the collection will be comprised to create a more homely vibe – featuring works by Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Ivor Abrahams and more. The Tate will also be transformed by French architect, Claude Parent, who has designed an architecture for the Wolfson Gallery, featuring slanted floors and ramps to create a new viewing experience. Elsewhere, the Bluecoat will be presenting work by James McNeill Whistler (work pictured), including a recreation of his infamous Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, while FACT will be presenting a solo show by American artist and filmmaker, Sharon Lockhart. The exhibition runs until October, will full listings available here.

Sat 5 Jul – Wed 26 Oct, various venues, Liverpool.

Sat 5 Jul - Sun 26 Oct
Hannah Phillips
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Mon 30 Jun 2014