Silke Otto-Knapp bei der Liverpool Biennial 2018 14. Juli bis 28. Oktober

14. Juli bis 28. Oktober

Silke Otto-Knapp, Monotones (Figures and Groups), 2016. Image courtesy Mary Boone, New York. Photo: Jeff McLane

Silke Otto-Knapp (b. 1970, Osnabrück, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. At the centre of her works is the construct of the stage. Motifs range from choreographed groups of figures, historical stage sets, as well as pared-down landscapes. Otto-Knapp works with watercolour on canvas using a process of removal and accumulation of pigment in order to create spaces where the flatness of the pictorial space intersects with an illusionistic construction of space.

For Liverpool Biennial 2018, Silke Otto-Knapp has been commissioned to produce a new large-scale work for the fourth-floor gallery of Bluecoat. Like a classic frieze, the painting will wrap around the perimeters of the space, combining figures in group formations with abstract panels. The painting will be accompanied by an artist’s book produced in collaboration with Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, which will be displayed in the historic women’s common room at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

Recent exhibitions include Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, USA (2017/18) Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA (2017); Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (2017); greengrassi, London, UK (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2016); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2015); Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2014); Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2014); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2014); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013); Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canada (2012); and Tate Britain, London, UK (2011).

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial


School Lane
L1 3BX

Open daily 11am–6pm, Free

Supported by

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne / Berlin / New York
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

WWW World Wide Wednesday 4. Juli in Liverpool

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Find out how the EU benefits you and protects your rights as we discuss #StopBrexit and #SharedEuropeanFuture. – The informal international #networking concept WWW WorldWide Wednesday meets at Avenue HQ in central Liverpool on Wednesday 4 July 2018 between 18h00 pm and 20h30 pm BST.

At 18h45 pm BST, invited speakers will give #WorldWideWednesday TED-style talks followed by Q&A on The Business of Europe: UK and EU working together.
Meet new faces, old friends and network over a relaxing evening drink: celebrate being part of a global city whilst unwinding after a busy day. – Free entry for everyone: cash bar available.
This Liverpool first brings people together who travel, work, study, live abroad – united in diversity. – We create opportunities for all as we build new bridges within and between communities.
Please join us on #Wednesday 4 July 2018 at Avenue HQ: take part in this Liverpool-launched new international network. – Help put #Liverpool at the heart of #Europe and beyond!
WorldWide Wednesday @WWWednesdayLPL takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. The chance for people from different backgrounds and nationalities to meet, learn from and share with each other in an informal, relaxing environment similar to Stammtisch-style or tertulia-type gatherings popular throughout the world.
People from across #Merseyside gather in central Liverpool at Avenue HQ’s first floor Lobby Bar – an enjoyable and hospitable social setting which is located next to Liverpool’s iconic Three Graces: one of the world’s most recognised skylines.
These majestic graceful buildings were conceived and constructed as visible symbols of Liverpool’s international prestige, proud emblems of our home-city’s global outlook as a world commercial centre. WorldWide Wednesday reflects the European and global traditions that underpin Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area.
Keep up-to-date in a fast changing world at our regular monthly events. Meet people who share your interest in current affairs, international relations, cross border trade, emerging economies, technological innovation, art, creativity and culture.
As participants and organisations taking part in these monthly WorldWide Wednesday gatherings, you can reach out to new friends, potential members and future supporters.
We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool’s latest WWW WorldWide Wednesday #WorldWideWednesday evening event on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at Avenue HQ!

Informal international networking 7.3. – Liverpool

WWW WorldWide Wednesday is a new international network and monthly gathering.  Launched in Liverpool on 6 September 2017, WWW brings people together who travel, work, study, live abroad – united in diversity.  #WorldWideWednesday aims to create opportunities for all as we build new bridges within and between our communities.

Our regular WWW monthly events enable people from different backgrounds and nationalities to meet, learn from and share with each other in an informal, relaxing environment. …

Wed 7 March 2018

17:30 – 20:30 GMT

Avenue HQ
17 Mann Island
L3 1BP

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The Elastic Self – Workshop mit Österreicherin Petra Sterry 20.2., Liverpool University

Wer möchte, sammelt alte Magazine oder Zeitungen um Abbildungen, Wörter oder Buchstaben auszuschneiden. Nach der kurzen Einführung erfolgt der praktische Teil. Sie schreiben oder zeichnen auf eine Karte oder bekleben diese. Bringen Sie eventuell einen Stift oder Farben sowie Schere und Klebstoff mit. Eine Postkarte erhalten Sie von mir.

Dienstag 20. Februar
Language Lounge
1-7 Abercromby Square
Liverpool L69 7WY



Roman Ehrlich DAAD Writer-in-Residence in Liverpool 7./8. Februar

The critically acclaimed writer Roman Ehrlich is certainly one of the most unconventional and interesting voices among young contemporary writers in Germany…

Ehrlich started out as a radio- and TV engineer but then joined the renowned German Institute for Literature in Leipzig from which he graduated. His publications include “Das kalte Jahr” (2013), “Urwaldgäste” (2014), „Das Theater des Krieges“ (2017 with Michael Disqué) and “Die fürchterlichen Tage des schrecklichen Grauens” (2017). He has received numerous awards for his work.

His writing deals with the absurdities of everyday life in which his protagonists try to make sense of their surroundings while often experiencing a profound sadness and vague sense of longing. The stories often play on the boundaries of the logical and the odd, fiction and non-fiction, where quaint events and individual biographies are intricately weaved into the narrative. His latest novel is a zeitgeisty take on horror movies and our fears, hopes and true horrors

Wednesday 7 February 2018 – 1-4.30pm (Language Lounge, 1-7 Abercromby Square): Translation Workshop (if interested, please contact Anke Bohm

Thursday 8 February 2018 – 5.30pm (Language Lounge, 1-7 Abercromby Square): Twenty-first century tales: The short story in English and German today with Stuart Evers, Roman Ehrlich and Ailsa Cox. To attend the event, please register on eventbrite