Liverpool Biennial: Claude Parent

4 Jun 2014 – 26 Oct 2014

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Tate Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom


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  • Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock.
  • The nearest train station to Tate Liverpool is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.). For travel within Merseyside plan your journey at merseyrail.org.
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Experience the gallery in a completely new way in a newly commissioned project by radical architect Claude Parent (b. 1923). Parent's radical intervention transforms the Wolfson Gallery with slanted floors and ramps, providing the audience with an exciting opportunity to experience the museum anew as a gathering space in which to view a variety of work from Tate's collection. This unconventional remodelling of the gallery space will provide a unique setting to view the artworks on display, including pieces by Gustav Metzger, Francis Picabia and Gillian Wise, among others, chosen to complement Parent's passion for challenging conformity. A prominent figure of the 1960s & 1970s French avant-garde, Parent's installation follows the rules of Fonction Oblique, an architectural principle he founded together with writer Paul Virilio. Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art Saturday 5 July — Sunday 26 October International art that unfolds across Liverpool's spaces, places and galleries. The 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman. It takes place across the city at venues including public spaces and galleries such as the Bluecoat, FACT and Tate Liverpool. Also featured are the John Moore's Painting Prize, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and shows at Open Eye Gallery and the Exhibition Research Centre. In addition, there will be work by artists and curators throughout the city. For more information on the biennial programme of events please visit www.biennial.com


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