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A contemporary art podcast for the socially engaged audience. We meet artists, curators, critics and thinkers, who do not just comment on the world but seek to change it. Hosted by Vid Simoniti. A Liverpool Biennial / University of Liverpool collaboration. www.biennial.com

Art Against the World Liverpool Biennial

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A contemporary art podcast for the socially engaged audience. We meet artists, curators, critics and thinkers, who do not just comment on the world but seek to change it. Hosted by Vid Simoniti. A Liverpool Biennial / University of Liverpool collaboration. www.biennial.com

    What is a Biennial? · Liverpool Biennial

    What is a Biennial? · Liverpool Biennial

    How do biennial curators weave a narrative out of diverse artworks? Liverpool Biennial Director Sam Lackey shares her experience; curator Manuela Moscoso discusses the process behind Liverpool Biennial 2021. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

    • 26 min
    Speculation · Liverpool Biennial

    Speculation · Liverpool Biennial

    Art that imagines alternative futures and pasts. Artist Larry Achiampong discusses the legacies of Afrofuturism today, while Luisa Ungar’s debates the role of fiction in the archive. We are joined by the critic Pablo Larios. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

    • 29 min
    The Port · Liverpool Biennial

    The Port · Liverpool Biennial

    Art that portrays seas and migration. Alberta Whittle’s new video unearths links between climate change and colonialism. Invernomuto’s sound installation traces the influences of the Black diaspora on the Mediterranean culture. We are joined by curator Elvira Dyangani Ose. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

    • 29 min
    Transitions · Liverpool Biennial

    Transitions · Liverpool Biennial

    On art that reflects our changing bodies. Pedro Neves Marques’ video raises the possibility of male pregnancies; Ane Graff’s sculptures show how our bodies adapt to pollution. We are joined by curator Chus Martinez. Presented by Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

    • 29 min
    Forest · Liverpool Biennial

    Forest · Liverpool Biennial

    How can art respond to ecological challenges? Jorge Menna Barreto relates how his “stomach sculpture” protects the Amazon rainforest, and video artist Bo Zheng discusses whether we can have sex with plants. We are joined by curator Margarida Mendes. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

    • 28 min
    Violence · Liverpool Biennial

    Violence · Liverpool Biennial

    How can artists show violence with sensitivity? Painter Ebony G Patterson discusses her portraits of gang members in Jamaica. Photographer Sohrab Hura’s explains his response to social media violence in India. We are joined by curator Catalina Lozano. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

    • 29 min

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