May 23, 2024

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  • Exhibitions of/and/as Speculative Fiction

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    July 9, 2024 2:00 – 4:00pm Archibald Bathgate Seminar Room, Ground floor, John Lennon Art & Design Building — What’s the relationship – real and possible – between exhibitions and speculative fiction? — Responding to an emerging seam of curatorial projects exploring speculative subject matter – from artist installations inventing alternative histories to group exhibitions […]

    Memory Loss on Screen

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    June 11, 2024 1:00 – 3:00pm — Film maker and film historian, Dr Jonathan Law, will lead this interactive lecture and narrated screening on the ways in which the creation and exhibition of collaged film is able to engage with thinking around memory loss. — The practice of collage in film takes many forms, and […]

    Research-Based Programming in University Galleries

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    June 11, 2024 10:00am – 12:00pm Archibald Bathgate Seminar Room, Ground floor, John Lennon Art & Design Building — An incubatory meeting to introduce staff conducting research-based programming connected with university-affiliated galleries to consider ways in which we might begin to share research and models of best practice. — There are currently many small, hard-working […]

    Co-Production in Regional Art Galleries

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    May 16, 2024 11:00am – 4:00pm Mason Owen Board Room Third floor, John Lennon Art & Design Building — This is a collaborative hybrid event with University of Birmingham and Derby Museum & Art Gallery. The event will feature discussion and workshops from people working with regional art collections. It is aimed at curators, educators, […]

    INTO THE LIGHT Jamie Reid: A Memorial Exhibition

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    February 29 – March 29, 2024 Public Preview: February 29, 4:00 – 6:00pm The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm — INTO THE LIGHT is a tribute to the artist Jamie MacGregor Reid (1947 – 2023) containing artworks from his personal archive, the counterculture archives acquired by Prof. Colin Fallows for the LJMU Special Collections and Archives, […]

    Port Cities: Meet the Artists

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    February 13, 2024 6:00 – 7:30pm — Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Exhibition Research Lab is pleased to present Port Cities: Meet the Artists. — Port Cities is a new international visual arts project presented by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in partnership with the British Council. The exhibition will premiere at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in July […]

    Triplespeak

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    December 14, 2023 6:00 – 9:00pm — Exhibition Research Lab is pleased to present Triplespeak, an evening of experimental performance organised by Harriet Morley and Roy Claire Potter. — Rather than focusing on a particular theme or commonality, Triplespeak is concerned with platforming six dynamic performance artists based in Liverpool. This event is dedicated to […]

    Conversations: Tokyo / 対話:東京

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    October 5 – December 1, 2023 Quiet Preview* October 5, 5:00 – 6:00pm Public Preview October 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm — Exhibition Research Lab presents the first UK exhibition of practice and archival material from Art Center Ongoing, Datsuijo and Tohmei Diner. Co-curated by Yang […]

    John Moores Painting Prize China Residency Exhibition: Work by the 2020 & 2022 winning artists

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    September 11 – 15, 2023 Quiet Preview* September 11, 2:00 – 3:00pm Public Preview and Drinks Reception September 11, 3:00 – 5:00pm The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm — Exhibition Research Lab is delighted to host the first UK exhibition of work by the 2020 & 2022 winners of the John […]

    The Wrong Sex: A Collaborative Phenomena Event

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    June 17, 2023 5:00 – 7:00pm — The Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) in collaboration with the British Art and Design Association (BADA), is pleased to present The Wrong Sex: A Collaborative Phenomena Event as the closing event of Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex.  — Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex focuses on how Fröhlich was overlooked during her life as being perceived as ‘the wrong […]

    The Wrong Sex: A Symposium

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    June 17, 2023 12:00 – 5:00pm  —  The Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) in collaboration with the British Art and Design Association (BADA), Homotopia, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) / Heart of Glass (HOG) and Liverpool East and South East Asian Network (LESEAN) is pleased to present The Wrong Sex: A Symposium as part of the event programme for […]

    Tales from the Archive

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    March 31, 20236:00 – 8:00pm — Exhibition Research Lab in collaboration with the British Art and Design Association is pleased to announce an evening presenting Tales from the Archive as part of the event programme for Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex. — Fanchon Fröhlich (1927-2016) was a prolific abstract expressionist painter, printmaker and draughtsperson; largely overlooked by the canon of art history because she was the ‘wrong sex’ for an abstract expressionist painter of the time. […]

    Lotta Petronella Lecture / Performance

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    February 20, 2023 5:30 – 6:30pm — Exhibition Research Lab is pleased to present an interactive lecture/performance by Lotta Petronella. — Lotta Petronella is a filmmaker, artist and curator based on the island of Ruissalo, Finland. She is cofounder of CAA Contemporary Art Archipelago and has worked with and on islands for nearly two decades. Since her internationally awarded film Själö […]

    Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex

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    February 17 – May 4, 2023 Quiet Preview* February 17, 5:00 – 6:00pm Public Preview February 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, and will be closed on industrial action strike days and during university holidays. — Exhibition Research Lab is pleased to present the world premiere of Fanchon […]

    Arrangements

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    Exhibition Research Lab. November 28 – December 16, 2022. Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, or by appointment. — As the nights draw in and the cold weather of Winter approaches, the ERL opens its doors to the arts communities of Liverpool and beyond, and invites them to use the space to develop plans for […]

    IAT Discussion – Hacking the Institution

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    October 12, 2022 5:00pm – 6:00pm —- ERL and IAT (Institute of Art and Technology) is proud to present the first IAT Open Discussion for 2022/2023 at Liverpool School of Art and Design. —- Visiting Researchers and Collaborators Leonhard Bartolomeus (Barto) and Keina Konno of YCAM (Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media) will talk about […]

    Reading Room: Liverpool ESEA Network

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    October 4 – November 4, 2022 Monday – Friday 11:00am – 04:00pm — During downtime in the public programme between installation periods the ERL will be transformed into a pedagogical resource, providing freely accessible and distributed excerpts of reading material within two distinct categories: curatorial and exhibitionary knowledge, and curated reading lists relating to upcoming […]

    Reading Room: PINK

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    October 4 – November 4, 2022 Monday – Friday 11:00am – 04:00pm — During downtime in the public programme between installation periods the ERL will be transformed into a pedagogical resource, providing freely accessible and distributed excerpts of reading material within two distinct categories: curatorial and exhibitionary knowledge, and curated reading lists relating to upcoming […]

    Talk: Impressions from an Archive

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    July 8, 2022 4:00pm – 5:00pm —- In collaboration with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, ERL is pleased to announce hosting a day of associated activity relating to Father Tongue and Impressions from an Archive. —- Join members of the Arab Image Foundation and Beirut Printmaking Studio for a discussion on the process behind the exhibition Impressions from […]

    Printmaking Workshop With Tarek Mourad

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    July 8, 2022 2:00pm – 3:00pm —- In collaboration with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, ERL is pleased to announce hosting a day of associated activity relating to Father Tongue and Impressions from an Archive. —- In this practical monotype workshop artist Tarek Mourad will introduce printmaking methods informed by his work as an artist and director of Beirut […]

    Father Tongue: Poetry Workshop

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    July 8, 2022 12:30pm – 1:30pm —- In collaboration with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, ERL is pleased to announce hosting a day of associated activity relating to Father Tongue and Impressions from an Archive. —- Join artist Hannaa Hamdache for an intimate poetry writing workshop exploring our identity and heritage. The workshop will start off with the […]

    Impressions from an Archive

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    July 7 – July 16, 2022. (Closed on Sunday, July 10.) — Liverpool Arab Arts Festival presents this collaborative exhibition by the Arab Image Foundation (AIF) and the Beirut Printmaking Studio, hosted by the Exhibition Research Lab. Impressions from an Archive brings printmakers from the recently created analogue printmaking studio into dialogue with the photographic collection of the 25-year-old Arab Image Foundation. […]

    Father Tongue

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    July 7 – July 16, 2022. (Closed on Sunday, July 10.) — Father Tongue  is a newly commissioned video work by artist and curator Hannaa Hamdache, hosted by the Exhibition Research Lab. The work speaks of what it means to sit in between two cultures through the use of language. It presents an alternative example of what it […]

    BiblioTech Symposium

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    May 5, 2022 3:00 – 6:30pm —- BiblioTech explores the changing role of the library, reading, writing, and publishing in a post-digital age. The title suggests the latin term for library, ‘bibliotheca’, and also alludes to how the library and book culture has become increasingly technologised.  The exhibition asks: What is the library-as-institution in the […]

    BiblioTech

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    April 28 – May 13, 2022. Preview April 28, 5:00 – 6:30pm. —- Extended dates: May 27 – May 31, 2022. Preview May 26, 6:00 – 8:00pm. (Please note – the gallery will be open on Saturday, but not Sunday.) —- Animate Assembly (w/ Caroline Sebilleau & Antonio Roberts), Anna Barham, Jonathan Basile, Joe Devlin, […]

    The ABC Of The Projectariat Publication Launch

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    April 8, 2022 4:30pm – 6:00pm —- Exhibition Research Lab and City Lab in collaboration with the Whitworth presents the UK launch of The ABC of the projectariat: Living and working in a precarious art world by Kuba Szreder. —- The first of the new Whitworth Manuals publication series, The ABC of the projectariat contributes new thinking on, and […]

    Curating on the Web: Interfering with the assumptions of networked platforms and interfaces

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    January 13 – 14, 2022.   [Online] A professional development seminar. January 13, 2022. 08:00am – 12:00pm (GMT) / 09:00am – 01:00pm (CET). January 14, 2022. 08:00am – 12:00pm (GMT) / 09:00am – 01:00pm (CET). —- Curating on the Web: Interfering with the assumptions of networked platforms and interfaces focuses on curatorial strategies in the […]

    Curating on the Web

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    April 29 – May 1, 2021.   [Online] WEBINAR April 29-30, 2021. 06:00-8:30pm (IST). WORKSHOP May 1, 2021. 03:00-5:30pm (IST).   The CURATING ON THE WEB — WEBINAR aims to stimulate and expand critical and practical thinking about curatorial work on the web. The webinar will focus on curatorial interventions online that challenge the mechanisms and traditional models […]

    The Next Biennial Should Be Curated by a Machine

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    [Online] The Next Biennial Should Be Curated by a Machine is an in enquiry into the relationship between curating and artificial intelligence, and a possibility of developing an experimental system capable of curating, based on human-machine learning principles. Unfolding as a series of machine learning experiments, the project is a collaboration between artists UBERMORGEN, digital […]

    What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About The Artist-Led

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    January 31, 2020. —- A symposium exploring the often unspoken issues relating to artist-led practices and organisation. —- Self-organisation by artists and creative practitioners in the UK has in recent years come to be understood as being ‘artist-led’ – initiated and directed by them – often in non-commercial contexts that act as an alternative to […]

    Open Forum 3 – The Royal Standard

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    December 9, 2019. 6:00 – 8:00pm. Open Forum is a series of public events hosted at the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) consisting of a presentation from an invited artist-led organisation, group or collective followed by an open forum discussion with attendees. The third session is organised alongside The Royal Standard, where recent Director Sufea Mohamad […]

    Recurrent Queer Imaginaries, Helen Pritchard and Winnie Soon

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    November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Preview November 19, 5:00 – 6:30pm, including the artists in conversation. Recurrent Queer Imaginaries is an exhibition of queer manifestos, motto writing and urban dreaming.  It features the new artificial intelligence entity from Helen Pritchard and Winnie Soon, the “Motto Assistant”. “Motto Assistant” is a machine learner, who continuously […]

    Beautiful World, Where Are You? Talks programme for Liverpool Biennial 2018

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    May 24 – October 26, 2018. Talks Programme curated by The Serving Library. Since Spring 2017, The Serving Library has been in residence and hosted a series of free events including workshops, talks, performances, and screenings, at Exhibition Research Lab. Now, under the auspices of Liverpool Biennial 2018, the organisation and ERL have assembled a […]

    Vauxhall Astra 2020, Paul Elliman, part of Liverpool Biennial 2018

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    As part of Liverpool Biennial 2018 (July – October 2018) Paul Elliman presents Vauxhall Astra 2020 (2018), the forthcoming and newest model of a car available since 1979 when General Motors launched the Vauxhall/Opel Astra, now the only car produced at Ellesmere Port. Vauxhall Astra 2020 is offered as a constellation of raw materials, half-a-dozen boulders […]

    The Serving Library

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    The Serving Library – in residence. April 1, 2017 – October 30, 2018. The Serving Library is an artist-run non-profit organisation founded in 2011 to develop a shared toolkit for artist-centred education and discourse through related activities of publishing and collecting. It comprises a biannual journal (Bulletins of The Serving Library) published both online and […]

    HFT The Gardner, Suzanne Treister, part of Liverpool Biennial 2016

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    As part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 (July – October 2016), Suzanne Treister’s HFT The Gardener is exhibited for the first time in the UK by Exhibition Research Lab (ERL). Comprising 174 works, the exhibition features artworks created by the fictional character Hillel Fischer Traumberg, a banker turned ‘outsider artist’. Traumberg is an algorithmic high-frequency trader (HFT), who […]

    Quantum Real – Art and Particles, 2018 – ongoing

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    A series of investigations and events developed by Joasia Krysa and Lars Bang Larsen. Inspired by the brief lessons of Carlo Rovelli; the theories of Karen Barad; the paintings of Hilma af Klint; how the hippies saved physics and the scientific return of ether as cosmic honey; and the art, poetry and particle physics of […]

    Hypertext Reading Group ‘Flickering Monstrosity’, session 1, with visiting scholar Helen Kaplinsky

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    February 25, 2019. 5:00 – 7.00pm. (Session 1 of 3) Over the course of the next year, Helen Kaplinsky invites the public, alongside faculty and students to three reading group sessions. Each will include an opportunity to read and discuss both contemporary and historical works of electronic literature. The sessions aim to ask why are […]

    The John Moores Painting Prize and the Rise of the Sixties in Liverpool

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    February – March 2019. Curated by Hana Leaper. This research and archival-based exhibition brings material from the first decade of the John Moores Painting Prize together with records from other important cultural events and movements that soon followed in Liverpool during the sixties. It identifies the points of origin for the rise of a local […]

    Quantum Real – Art and Particles. Prologue: Spectral Exchange

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    December 17, 2018 – February 1, 2019.  A series of investigations and events developed by Joasia Krysa and Lars Bang Larsen. Prologue: Spectral Exchange featuring Matthew C. Wilson and Jol Thomson. Matthew C. Wilson and Jol Thomson use transdisciplinary artistic research to engage with other modes of practice, notably scientific research and field work, in a […]

    Hypertext Reading Group ‘Flickering Monstrosity’, session 2, with visiting scholar Helen Kaplinsky

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    April 30th, 2019. 6:00 – 7:30pm. (Session 2 of 3) Over the course of this year Helen Kaplinsky invites the public, alongside faculty and students to three reading group sessions at the Exhibition Research Lab. Each will include an opportunity to read and discuss both contemporary and historical works of electronic literature. The sessions aim […]

    Open Forum 2 – ROOT-ed Zine

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    June 17, 2019. 6:00 – 8:00pm. Open Forum is a series of public events hosted at the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) consisting of a presentation from an invited artist-led organisation, group or collective followed by an open forum discussion with attendees. The second session is organised alongside ROOT-ed Zine, where Co-Founder Fauziya Johnson will present […]

    Open Forum 1 – OUTPUT gallery

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    March 11, 2019. 6:00 – 8:00pm. Open Forum is a series of public events hosted at the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) consisting of a presentation from an invited artist-led organisation, group or collective followed by an open forum discussion with attendees. The first session is organised alongside OUTPUT gallery, where Gallery Manager Gabrielle de la […]