Curtain rises on the Biennial

18 September 2006 by Sam

Roof of the Coach Shed at Greenland Street

On the roof at Greenland StreetA moment of peace in a hectic weekend

I feel I should apologise for the lack of new blog entries over the last couple of days. This is partly because, after weeks of feverish activity preparing for the Biennial opening weekend, we’ve now been unchained from our keyboards and allowed out to enjoy the Biennial in all its glory.

And what a weekend it has been. I’ve walked around so much I’m sure my legs must be at least an inch shorter and I’ve still only scratched the surface of what’s on offer. Over the last few days I’ve heard Tracey Emin go meow (have a listen on the podcast of the John Moores 24 opening speeches), stroked the paw of a caged lion and seen more art than I could shake a very large stick at. 

I spent Friday afternoon exploring the Greenland Street galleries, including the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2006 in the Coach Shed. If you go there on a sunny day then head up to the roof of the adjacent Blade Factory building, the light shining through the enclosure there is stunning, these photos really don’t do it justice. Then after being dazzled by the light I found a very dark room downstairs with rather beautiful ‘silent music’. I could have stayed there all day quite happily.

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