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The Liverpool Biennial 2016

Turner Prize-winner Mark Leckey, performance artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and American ceramic artist Betty Woodman reflect on the themes of this year's Liverpool Biennial.

As the Liverpool Biennial prepares to open, Samira Ahmed talks to Sally Tallant, director of the biennial and the woman charged with turning the Merseyside city into an international contemporary art gallery. She meets three of the artists who have responded to the themes of this year's biennial: Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey meditates on memory in his film Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD; 78 of Liverpool's youngsters help performance artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd create a film installation - Dogsy Ma Bone - that fuses Bertolt Brecht and Betty Boop; and the American ceramic artist Betty Woodman draws inspiration from Liverpool's architecture for her fountain commission. And the first broadcast interview with the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize, the UK's longest-established painting prize with former winners including David Hockney and Peter Doig.

Presenter - Samira Ahmed
Producer - Ekene Akalawu.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Sally Tallant

    Sally Tallant prepares for the Liverpool Biennial to open.

    Duration: 02:53

  • Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

    Marvin Gaye Chetwynd discusses her installation 'Dogsy Ma Bone'.

    Duration: 07:26

  • Mark Leckey

    Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey discusses his film 'Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD'.

    Duration: 07:12

  • Betty Woodman

    American ceramic artist Betty Woodman discusses her fountain commission.

    Duration: 05:42

  • Michael Simpson

    Michael Simpson discusses his painting 'Squint', which won the John Moores Painting Prize

    Duration: 03:15

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone, 2016.

Image courtesy the artist, Liverpool Biennial and Sadie Coles

Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman’s The Summer House 2015 on display in Ancient Greece at Tate Liverpool as part of the ninth edition of Liverpool Biennial from 9 July – 30 October 2016.

© Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek

Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey

Dream English Kid by Mark Leckey.

Image courtesy of the artist and Cabinet London.

Michael Simpson - Winner of the 2016 John Moores Painting Prize

Michael Simpson - Winner of the 2016 John Moores Painting Prize

The 2016 John Moores Painting Prize is on show at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Sally Tallant
Interviewed Guest Mark Leckey
Interviewed Guest Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Interviewed Guest Betty Woodman
Producer Ekene Akalawu

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