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Liverpool Biennial 2016 Artists’ Talk

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2015
  • 6.30 PM - 7.30 PM
  • Tickets: Free, booking required

Artists participating in Liverpool Biennial 2016 are invited to co-create a number of episodes, together and with the curatorial faculty, taking a number of scenarios as starting points. Through conversation, Ancient Greece might become Medieval Europe, and the software package might become a virus.

Join a selection of Liverpool Biennial’s participating artists and hear them talk about their work.

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Artists' include:

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd lives in Glasgow, UK. Chetwynd’s practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.

Audrey Cottin is a French (magician facing the wheel of fortune under the sun) artist based in Brussels. Her appearance is colourful, sculptural and spinning. She shares comfort and uneasiness of being in the company of people who don’t stop keeping this world as a continuous creative experiment. Inspired by Robert Filliou’s belief that “everybody is perfect”, Cottin has been searching for a perfect collaboration with people she encounters.

Arseny Zhilyaev lives in Moscow and Voronezh, Russia. Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev explores a productive space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his recent projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology. Since 2011, Zhilyaev has also been a member of the editorial board of the Moscow art magazine, Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal. He is a contributor of e-flux journal and others. Recent exhibitions include venues such as Casa dei Tre Oci, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy (2015); Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France and San Francisco, USA (2014); V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia (2012); and Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, Russia (2012).

This is the sixth in a series of public conversations that exposes and proposes ways of working towards Liverpool Biennial 2016.

Photo: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Jesus and Barabbas puppet show, 9 October 2014. Performance, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA, Kraków, Poland, copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

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