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Liverpool Biennial 2018: Public Programme

The Serving Library at LJMU's Exhibition Research Lab. Photo: Rob Battersby

The Serving Library at LJMU's Exhibition Research Lab. Photo: Rob Battersby

The public programme for Liverpool Biennial 2018 includes a series of talks, performances, film screenings, events and an education programme.

For Liverpool Biennial 2018, The Serving Library will present a series of free public talks hosted at Liverpool John Moores Unviersity’s Exhibition Research Lab. A wide-ranging list of participants including economists, sociologists, media theorists, architects and painters are invited to variously address or refract the question borrowed from Friedrich Schiller to title the Biennial: Beautiful world, where are you?. The speakers include Silke Otto-Knapp and Ei Arakawa, both artists in this year's Biennial; Eyal Weizman, founder of the independent research agency Forensic Architecture; and Candice Hopkins, a curator and writer interested in the history of indigeneity. Other confirmed participants are Ryan Avent, Jessica Coon, Meehan Crist, Mark Miodownik, Angela Nagle and Jussi Parikka.

The Liverpool Biennial 2018 film programme will feature a selection of Agnès Varda’s filmography, as well as films curated by Varda. The programme will be presented at FACT weekly throughout the Biennial and at BFI Southbank, London in June–July, as a partnership between FACT, Picturehouse and the BFI.

The education and family programme includes commissions, family workshops, teachers events, tours and long-term partnerships with Liverpool schools. Liverpool Biennial will also host a Mediator-led public programme of events, designed and curated by the Mediation team over the course of the Biennial.

More details to be announced soon.


14 July – 28 October 2018