Liverpool Biennial - Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil.
The line ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ derives from a 1788 poem by the German poet Friedrich Schiller. Today the poem continues to suggest a world gripped by deep uncertainty; a world in social, political and environmental turmoil. It can be seen as a lament but also as an invitation to reconsider our past, advancing a new sense of beauty that might be shared in a more equitable way.
The Serving Library
The public programme for Liverpool Biennial 2018 includes a series of talks, performances, film screenings, events and an education programme.
For Liverpool Biennial 2018, The Serving Library will present a series of free public talks hosted at LJMU's Exhibition Research Lab. A wide-ranging list of participants including economists, sociologists, media theorists, architects and painters are invited to variously address or refract the question borrowed from Friedrich Schiller to title the Biennial: Beautiful world, where are you?Speakers include:
- Silke Otto-Knapp and Ei Arakawa, both artists in this year's Biennial
- Eyal Weizman, founder of the independent research agency Forensic Architecture
- Candice Hopkins, a curator and writer interested in the history of indigeneity
Other confirmed participants are Ryan Avent, Jessica Coon, Meehan Crist, Mark Miodownik, Angela Nagle and Jussi Parikka.