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Liverpool's centre for contemporary arts. Located in a Grade 1 Listed Building in the centre of Liverpool City Centre, the gallery re-opened in March 2008 after a multi million development.
The Bluecoat will engage, inspire and stimulate visitors, whether they come to create, view, listen, eat, shop, talk - or simply be, and will house a vibrant community of creative people - artists, performers, writers, crafts people, creative businesses and retailers - all committed to using their emerging talent to innovate and excel.
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DaDaFest: Art of the Lived Experiment
- 8 November 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now
Art of the Lived Experiment addresses the idea that both art and life are in a state of continual change and uncertainty. Both are subject to flux and transformation.
In contrast to the objectivity of modern science, the ancient practice of alchemy – turning base metals into gold - believed that the presence of the experimenter was integral to the experiment itself. In contemporary art, can the artist’s own subjectivity be incorporated, like the alchemist’s, into their work in new, experimental and challenging ways?
The artists in this exhibition address this question, not through the fixed certainties of autobiography or illustration, but by acknowledging that the unfixed, mutable nature of existence demands constant adjustment and experiment.
- 24 January — 29 March 2015
Listening is the latest Hayward Touring Curatorial Open exhibition. It investigates the act of listening in contemporary visual art.
The exhibition examines the crossover between the visual and the sonic, with many of the selected artists working in the fields of both contemporary music and art.
Curator of Listening Sam Belinfante wanted to ‘create an exhibition that interrogates the act of listening itself, rather than merely its aural objects. Listening engages the body in a multitude of ways; from the intimate pressing of an ear to a wall to the staggering din of a thunderclap that knocks you off your feet. Listening is not only the exhibition’s subject matter but also the method by which works are encountered and explored. I want visitors to be playfully arrested and surprised by the ways in which they are directed around the space and through the many different works on display.'