21 November 2012

The 10 week long festival of contemporary art that is the Liverpool Biennial is coming to an end this Sunday. Across the city, art, artists, workshops, performances and interventions have taken over galleries, museums, found spaces and public areas since September.

FACT has been home to work from four international artists, Jemima Wyman, Pedro Reyes, Anja Kirschner & David Panos and Akram Zaatari. The exhibitions have been a huge success with audiences, drawing fantastic crowds right from the opening day. We're now in to the final week of the exhibition, so don't miss your chance to see 'some of the most colourful and fun pieces in this year's Biennial.'

Jemima Wyman's work Collective Coverings, Communal Skin has grown across almost the entire ground floor with hula-hoops and weavings covering nearly every wall. These 'anti-war hula-hoop weaving' were made by over 770 people though weaving workshops.

Akram Zaatari's first UK retrospective has been described as 'something that art buffs won't want to miss.' Akram's 4 works in Gallery 1, Her + Him, Dance to the End of Love, Another Resolution and Bodybuilders, all consider private and public interactions with the human body and the technological apparatus.

Pedro Reyes' work in the Atrium has been a massive success. Melodrama and Other Games uses the format of board games to encourage participation and the development of new relationships and 'you'll walk out of the room in a slightly different mood'. His games involve everything from slow motion fights, popping ballons, throwing a bizarrely dressed doll up in the air to a traditional board game based on Snakes and Ladders. Over the ten weeks,

Anja Kirschner & David Panos' film and installation Ultimate Substance in Gallery 2 looks at the mining community of Lavrio, Greece, its history and how it has been abandoned due to the current financial crisis. The film explores themes of philosophy, mathematics, archaeology and ritual and considers the impact of Greece on western philosophic, scientific and dramatic traditions.

All the exhibitions at FACT are completely free and open from 12 - 6pm everyday, with the exhibition closing this Sunday.

Our next exhibition Winter Sparks opens with an evening of artist performances on Thursday 13 December at 6pm.