Liverpool: 2nd March 2012

2-5pm at FACT (The Box)

Cracking the Curatorial

What is the role of an arts institution in facilitating community connections and generating frameworks for public meaning making through art and media?

FACT hosts the seminar, Cracking the Curatorial to launch Open CuRate It, a three month programme of events and an online participation space designed to experiment with new models of curation and institutional engagement through emerging forms of media.

http://www.opencurateit.org

3 pm at Tate Liverpool

Curator Tour of Charline von Heyl: Now or Else

Join Gavin Delahunty, Head of Exhibitions at Tate Liverpool for a tour of Charline von Heyl: Now or Else.

Distinctive, imaginative and always surprising, Charline von Heyl’s work offers a fresh and exciting approach to the world of abstract art. Von Heyl is at the forefront of a new generation of abstract painters who have rejected late modernism’s emphasis on a singular signature style.  Charline von Heyl at Tate Liverpool will be the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK. Featuring forty two of her large canvasses and a number of unique works on paper.

Visitors are required to purchase an exhibition ticket, £7.20 (£5.40 concs.)

http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

6-8 pm at the Bluecoat

Topophobia Private View

Fear of place is the focus of this exhibition. Ten artists – Anne Eggebert, Matze Einhoff, David Ferrando Giraut, Polly Gould, Marja Helander, Uta Kogelsberger, Abigail Reynolds, Almut Rink, Emily Speed and Louise K Wilson – respond to this intriguing subject through drawing, video, painting, photography sculpture, sound and installation.

www.thebluecoat.org.uk

7-9 pm at Arena Studios & Gallery

Acetate Steps 

A Collaborative Installation by Arena artists, Niamh Crimson and Carol Ramsay with sound by Iain Yell.

Digital technology has replaced the cassette tape but can we ever forget the pleasure taken in ‘taping’ the Top 40 from the Radio on a Sunday night or making a mix tape of favourite songs for the one you loved. This installation is a celebration and a reinvention of the Joy of Tape.

8pm-Midnight at Camp and Furnace 9 

Aftershow Party with DJ Set by Nick Power (The Coral)

Following Acetate Steps at Arena, Camp and Furnace 9 will be the host of exclusive after party with special guest DJ Nick Power (The Coral). 

Read more on what Nick’s plans for the event are here


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