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Liverpool Biennial 2012 Professional Accreditation
Friday, 14 September 2012 from 10:00 to 23:55 (BST)
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Led by new Director, Sally Tallant, Liverpool Biennial 2012 presents a programme of exhibitions and projects. The programme includes The Unexpected Guest, an exhibition of specially commissioned and pre-existing work across the city, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, City States and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The John Moores Painting Prize, the Sky Arts Ignition Series/Tate Liverpool commission by acclaimed US artist, Doug Aitken, a new exhibition at Liverpool artist-led studio space, The Royal Standard, an exhibition by Paul Rooney at The Victoria Gallery and Museum and as part of the opening events, a performance by Rhys Chatham.
Professional accreditation is open to arts professionals.
The exhibitions will be open from 10am until 5pm for accredited arts professionals and media only.
Opening events include a performance by Rhys Chatham and the Opening Party from 9pm until late.
When & Where
The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art
For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is host to an extraordinary range of artworks, projects and a dynamic programme of events. It is the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK.
Liverpool Biennial unfolds through a programme of exhibitions and projects that lead to a rediscovery of the city. Newly commissioned and existing artworks and projects are presented in diverse locations, including unusual and unexpected public spaces as well as the city’s galleries, museums and cultural venues. The cultural organisations in Liverpool work together in partnership to create an unparalleled context for the presentation of contemporary art and culture.
Liverpool Biennial commissions leading and emerging artists to make and present permanent and temporary public artworks as well as long-term community-based projects. There is an integrated research programme of learning, talks and events creating a dynamic year-round programme.