FACT for Liverpool Biennial 2016

Polly Checkland Harding
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Guests, 2009. Liverpool Biennial 2016 at FACT. Image by Jon Barraclough.

FACT for Liverpool Biennial 2016 at FACT, City Centre 9 July — 16 October 2016 Entrance is free

Our top pick at FACT has to be Krzysztof Wodiczko’s reflections on flashbacks; the traumatic re-emergence of memories from the past. Wodiczko brings together exhibits from over 40 years spent working with war veterans, the homeless and other marginalised communities. Particularly striking is a room filled with videos taken through blurry arched windows – behind which people move hauntingly about, talk and come slowly up to place their palms against the glass.

Installation view at FACT

Alternatively, head upstairs to see Lucy Beech’s new film Pharmakon, an interpersonal drama that explores how disease operates in an era of mass communication. The film focuses on female group dynamics, and how support networks can care for the individual whilst conversely intensifying symptoms.

FACT for Liverpool Biennial 2016 at FACT, City Centre 9 July — 16 October 2016 Entrance is free

What's on at FACT

An image captured from overhead of two men embracing. One is seated, and the other is kneeling.
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ExhibitionsLiverpool
On the other side at FACT

‘On the other side’ at FACT presents the work of three artists, thoroughly examining themes of authority, power and control.

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Where to go near FACT for Liverpool Biennial 2016

City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
Garden Cafe FACT

FACT Liverpool gets back to its coffee-with-creativity roots thanks to a foliage-full new café.

Liverpool
Restaurant
Food From Nowhere

Food From Nowhere is a weekly vegan cafe held in the basement space of much-loved radical bookshop News From Nowhere. It’s open every Saturday from midday to 5pm.

City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
Bold Street Coffee

A super cool cafe at the top of Bold Street, Bold Street Coffee in Liverpool serves a range of specialist coffee, cakes and sandwiches.

Liverpool
Restaurant
Maray

Much-loved Liverpool restaurant, specialising in forward-thinking small plate dishes.

City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
LEAF on Bold Street

Keeping Bold Street a hub of creativity, LEAF is more than a tearoom, it’s also a bar and thriving event space with a packed schedule of upcoming happenings.

City Centre
Music venue
Arts Club Liverpool

Based in Liverpool’s old Royal Institute of Arts and Science building, Liverpool Arts Club is a great spot to catch small touring acts.

City Centre
Bar or Pub
The Jacaranda Club

Originally owned by Allan Williams, The Jacaranda was the first home of the Beatles and has been an important part of the Liverpool music scene since 1958.

City Centre
Bar or Pub
The Shipping Forecast

Cooler-than-thou yet immensely comforting, this pub does it all: chilled mornings, lazy afternoons and music-filled nights.

What's on: Exhibitions

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