Art: TATE LIVERPOOL, BLUECOAT, FACT

Ok Art lovers Liverpool has two new exhibitions opening and a third which has been running for a few weeks now but is well worth a visit…

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First Up: Opening at Tate Liverpool on 6 March 2015 is Surreal Landscapes, a season of exhibitions exploring three artists, Leonora Carrington, Cathy Wilkes and György Kepes.

Leonora Carrington’s The exhibition explores the fantastical world of this celebrated member of the surrealist movement and examines Carrington’s diverse practice.

On display alongside Leonora Carrington will be the largest and most comprehensive display of work to date by Turner Prize 2008 nominated artist Cathy Wilkes. Bringing together more than a decade of the artist’s acclaimed work, this unique exhibition includes several of her large-scale sculptural installations alongside paintings, works on paper and archive materials.

Also running concurrently will be the first UK solo exhibition of Hungarian-born artist, designer and educator György Kepes (1906 – 2001), bringing together 80 photographic works and collages, dating from Kepes’s first years in the United States, for the first time.

More Info Here

FACT  

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Group Therapy is originating from FACT’s extensive work within mental health and wellbeing, and will explore the complex relationship between technology, society, and mental health. The exhibition will encourage visitors to rethink their understanding of mental health and wellbeing, by asking how far our personal wellbeing is related to the values of the society we live in and the impact of new technologies.

The exhibition will very much tie in with current societal issues. For example will The Vacuum Cleaner’s major installation Madlove, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the The British Psychological Society (BPS), address the artist’s own experience of psychiatric hospitals as punishing rather than loving environments. A collaboratively designed asylum will be created at FACT as “a safe place to go mad” in response to this.

Group Therapy will also display a variety of digital tools including apps, games and online forums to illustrate the diverse ways we use technology to manage and mediate our emotions in the 21st Century.

5 March until 17 May 2015. FREE Entry

And Last but not Least…

BLUECOAT LISTENING

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.

BLUECOAT 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.’

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 – Sun, 29 Mar 2015 FREE Entry

 

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