Liverpool Biennial: A Needle Walks into a Haystack
Works from the Tate collection display
Tate Liverpool: Exhibition
5 July 2014 - Spring 2015
Free
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  • Susan Hiller, 'Belshazzar's Feast, the Writing on Your Wall' 1983-4

    Susan Hiller
    Belshazzar's Feast, the Writing on Your Wall 1983-4
    Video
    support, each: 509 x 409 mm duration: 21min, 52sec
    Purchased 1984 Susan Hiller

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  • Sam Durant, 'Abandoned House #1 (Case Study #22)' 1995

    Sam Durant
    Abandoned House #1 (Case Study #22) 1995
    Foam core, cardboard, Plexiglas, tape, spray enamel, wood and metal
    object: 780 x 1080 x 810 mm
    Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson 2009 Sam Durant

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  • Ivor Abrahams, 'Oxford Gardens I' 1977

    Ivor Abrahams
    Oxford Gardens I 1977
    Screenprint, varnish and embossing on paper
    image: 239 x 184 mm
    Presented by Evelyne Abrahams, the artist's wife 1986 Ivor Abrahams

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  • Linder, 'Untitled' 1976

    Linder
    Untitled 1976
    Photomontage on paper
    136 x 210 mm
    Purchased 2007 Linder

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This new display of art from Tate’s collection links the institutional space of the museum to the familiar interior of the home. The works on display allude to the central role of domestic space in our lives and its representation as a subject matter for artists.

This collection is curated as part of the 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, which presents artists who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting. Artists featured include Ivor Abrahams, Naum GaboSherrie Levine, Susan Hiller, Francis Bacon, Nan Goldin, Patrick Caulfield and Gabriel Orozco among others who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting.

Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art

Saturday 5 July – Sunday 26 October

International art that unfolds across Liverpool’s spaces, places and galleries.

The 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman. It takes place across the city at venues including public spaces and galleries such as the Bluecoat, FACT and Tate Liverpool. Also featured are the John Moore’s Painting Prize, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and shows at Open Eye Gallery and the Exhibition Research Centre. In addition, there will be work by artists and curators throughout the city.

For more information on the biennial programme of events please visit www.biennial.com.