Liverpool Biennial Artists Talk

2 Dec 2015

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11:00 – 17:00

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Free, booking required

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Join some of the Liverpool Biennial 2016 artists, and hear them talk about their work, at a free talk at Bluecoat on Wednesday 2 December.


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 a virus might become software. This is the sixth in a series of public conversations that exposes ways of working towards Liverpool Biennial 2016.


Alisa Baremboym (b.1982, Moscow, Soviet Union) lives in New York, USA. Baremboym’s work investigates the processes that trace and enact the potentiality of material through erosion and transfusion. Blurring the assumptions in regards to material understanding, her works appropriate and extend critical aspects of materiality in order to gain new insight into consequences of consumption in our daily lives.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b.1973, London, UK) 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 – and feature handmade costumes and props. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.

Audrey Cottin (b. 1984, Saint-Mandé, France) lives in Brussels, Belgium. 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 (b. 1984, Voronezh, Russia) 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.

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Alisa Baremboym

Audrey Cottin

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Arseny Zhilyaev

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