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Here come the trees!

22 August 2008 by Lisa

This week saw the unveiling of the mysterious ‘Arbores Laetae’ or ‘Joyful Trees’ which started spinning near the Cains Brewery in Liverpool, to herald the run up to this year’s Liverpool Biennial.  It all kicks off on 20 September, with the announcement of the winner of the John Moores 25 Contemporary Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery.

The creation of artists Diller Scofidio + Renfro, these spinning trees are certainly a bit spooky, but also not great if a dog decides to spend a penny nearby I think. Here is a video so you can check it out for yourself: Read more…

John Moores judging – stage 2

17 June 2008 by Karen

We’re getting to the business end of the John Moores competition process – judging the paintings that made it through the first round and picking a winner from them. Chair of the judges and director of art galleries, Reyahn King, has the latest.

Paintings have been arriving from depots all over the UK to our judging venue in Liverpool over the last few weeks. Jurors arrive in the city tomorrow and I am rushing to get back to Liverpool in time myself after a trip to London. Two of our jurors, Jake and Dinos Chapman, have an exhibition on at White Cube which I went to see today – painful and painstaking revisitings of Hell – and appropriately enough new paintings. Their paintings are literal comments upon old bad paintings so I fully expect them to be tough critics in front of all the competition entries tomorrow. Read more…

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