Peter Liversidge’s artworks are made in almost every conceivable medium, but all are united by an underlying streak of dark, absurdist humour and a gently persistent questioning of the world around us. In this talk Liversidge will discuss his Plymouth commission and his wider practice.
Please note, this is a change to the original programme and due to unavoidable circumstances replaces a talk by Claire Fontaine.
This event is aprt of the events programme for the exhibition We The People Are The Work.
We The People Are The Work is a major visual arts project in Plymouth that explores ideas of power, protest and the public.
The project builds connections between the people of Plymouth and five internationally renowned artists through structures that involve people living in Plymouth in generating the ideas and artworks in the exhibition alongside the artists.
Venues across the city ranging from Plymouth City Council’s Council House to the city’s public galleries will be animated by a series of new commissioned artworks that explore our engagement with politics and identity. In the wake of recent global events - from Brexit, to the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, to the recent UK general election - the exhibition explores both the shared experiences and social differences that shape our society and our aspirations and fears for the future.
Free and open to staff, students and the wider public. Seats are limited and on a first come first served basis.