Liverpool Biennial 2018 Opening Weekend @ Liverpool, Liverpool [from 14 to 15 July]

Liverpool Biennial 2018 Opening Weekend

14 - 15
10:00 - 18:00

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Join us for the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? as the UK’s largest festival of contemporary art takes over the city with free exhibitions, public artworks and events!

Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil. More than 40 international artists are presenting new and existing works across the city’s public spaces, galleries, museums and civic buildings.

Over the Biennial’s opening weekend, all of our exhibitions are open across the city, alongside a packed programme of performances and artist talks.

Visit to find out more about the full programme of exhibitions and events.


Blackburne House, Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool John Moores University’s Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the Oratory, the Playhouse theatre, RIBA North – National Architecture Centre, St George’s Hall, Tate Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum (University of Liverpool), Walker Art Gallery, public spaces and online

:: EVENTS ::

:: Saturday 14 July ::

Sculptural Signature Facial – Performance & Spa Treatment
30-minute sessions 10–6pm / Blackburne House / £25, booking required

John James Audubon: The Birds of America – Page Turning
12–12.15pm / Liverpool Central Library / Free

Suki Seokyeong Kang: Land Sand Strand – Activation
1–1.15pm / Bluecoat / Free

Artist Talk: Haegue Yang
1–2pm / Tate Liverpool / Free

Artist Talk: Mae-ling Lokko
2–3pm / RIBA North – National Architecture Centre / Free

Granby Gardening Club with Mohamed Bourouissa
2–5pm / Granby Street / Free

Kevin Beasley: Your face is/is not enough – Performance
3–3.30pm / Tate Liverpool / Free

Curator Tours
3–4pm / Bluecoat / Free

Iacopo Seri: What Is (a drunken meditation on the mystery of existence)
6–9pm / Playhouse theatre / Free, booking required

:: Sunday 15 July ::

Sculptural Signature Facial – Performance & Spa treatment
30-minute sessions 12–4pm / Blackburne House / £25, advance booking required

Suki Seokyeong Kang: Land Sand Strand – Activation
1–1.15pm / Bluecoat / Free

Exhibition Tour: Approaches to Music
3–4pm / Victoria Gallery & Museum / Free

Visit where booking is required.

Image credit: Melanie Smith, Maria Elena (film still), 2018. Photo: Julien Devaux
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