Observations: Liverpool gets ready for an artistic adventure
Saturday 25 August 2012
It's not all about WAGs and The Beatles.
Liverpool Biennial is the UK's largest international contemporary art festival, which runs next month for 10 weeks. US artist Doug Aitken has made a series of filmed conversations with individuals including Jack White and Tilda Swinton talking about creativity, to be screened in a temporary circular pavilion designed by architect David Adjaye.
For I'm On The Guest List Too!, Elmgreen and Dragset have created an oversized VIP metal door, which is guarded by a bouncer. Israeli artist Oded Hirsch's full-sized elevator will burst through the floor of the Liverpool ONE shopping centre. LA-based artist Fritz Haeg, with landscape design practice Field Operations, has transformed Everton Park (above) into a community garden, which will be harvested during the opening weekend.
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