Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Foundations News

A Foundation is “not sustainable in either the long or the short term.” This was the judgement made by Arts Council England rejecting an application towards 33% of our costs in Liverpool for 2010 - 2011. Therefore A Foundation is closing.


Some highlights since 2006 have been: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, Liverpool Biennial 2010 Touched - Sachiko Abe and Antti Laitinen, Live in Translation - Tatsumi Orimoto, Following Bauhaus - Artur Zmijewski, Hearts and Minds - Jon Fawcett, The Economy of the Gift - Eric Bainbridge, Brass Art, Geta Bratescu, Elodie Pong, Jacob Dahlgren, Mark Harasimowicz, Rebecca Lennon and Shaun O’ Dell, A Curriculum - Florian Bielefeldt, Noel Clueit, Przemek Dzienis, Myles Painter, Hannah Perry, Philip Root, Elizabeth Skadden, Emily Speed, Wrong Love, Touch Village, A World Rattled of Habit - Ben Rivers, Haroon Mirza, Daniel Pasteiner, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008, Communication and Association - Artists Anonymous, Far West Metro, Fantasy Studio - Project, Kyungwoo Chun, Yeondoo Jung, Young In Hong, Yongbaek Lee, Junebum Park, Sookyung Yee and Hyun-Mi Yoo, Encounters - Manuel Vason, Port City - Yto Barrada, Ursula Biemann, Mary Evans, Meschac Gaba, Melanie Jackson, Erik Van Lieshout, William Pope.L, Zineb Sedira, The Only Living (or Your Lonely Saucer Eyes) - Brian Griffiths, Triangle of Need - Catherine Sullivan, Cennet Bahcesi - Mustafa Hulusi, drum n’ basin - SIMPARCH, Sleep of Ulro - Goshka Macuga, Silent Sound - Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Virtual Grizedale - Grizedale Arts and Office for Subversive Architecture


We’d like to thank our staff, audiences and funders for their support of this extraordinary achievement.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lerato Maduna





















Lerato Maduna, one of a new crop of young documentary photographers, focuses on the similarities and the challenges South Africans face today. With the advent of democracy, rural people left their homes for the cities. Her two compelling essays, Meet O Makhelwane Bam (Meet the neighbours, my neighbours) and Meet the neighbours, are both statements about the need for understanding and bridging the language and historic divisions that Apartheid created among migrant workers.



Monday, December 6, 2010

www.artinliverpool.com

"Simon McKeown, one of the UK’s leading digital artists, was named DaDaFest Artist of the Year 2010 for his work ‘Motion Disabled’ which was projected in 17 countries globally yesterday on International Day of Persons with a Disability, including the side of the St Georges Dock ventilation shaft."











artinliverpool.com, is a must see website for everybody interested in the UK art industry.

By the time Art in Liverpool was established, in 2004, by Ian Jackson and Minako Jackson, Liverpool had reached international focus and was now celebrated for it's vibrant and confident art scene. Tate Liverpool was firmly established and the Walker Art Gallery’s exhibitions had become less formulaic and had more popular. Progress had also been made at grass level with the impact of the Liverpool Biennial. Not only did Art in Liverpool have an interesting art scene to talk about, but their potential audience undoubtedly covered a cross-section of society that 10 and certainly 20 years prior would not have been interested and they continue to communicate with a flare and density that few sites deliver.