14th July - 28th October 2018
Liverpool Biennial is a festival of contemporary art, taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, featuring works by over 40 artists from 22 countries.
Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. The 10th edition Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil.
This year's title Beautiful world, where are you? derives from a 1788 poem by the German poet Friedrich Schiller, set to music by composer Schubert in 1819. The years between saw great upheaval and profound change in Europe, from the French Revolution to the fall of the Napoleonic Empire. Today, the poem continues to reflect a world gripped by deep uncertainty. The artists in this year's event will present work that responds to the same call.
Beautiful world, where are you? will be presented in locations across Liverpool including Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University’s Exhibition Research Lab, RIBA North, the Playhouse theatre, the Oratory, Victoria Gallery & Museum (University of Liverpool), and Blackburne House.