May 23, 2024

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  • Exhibitions of/and/as Speculative Fiction

    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

    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

    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

    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, […]

    Port Cities: Meet the Artists

    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

    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 […]

    The Wrong Sex: A Collaborative Phenomena Event

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

    IAT Discussion – Hacking the Institution

    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 […]

    Talk: Impressions from an Archive

    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

    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

    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 […]

    BiblioTech Symposium

    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 […]

    The ABC Of The Projectariat Publication Launch

    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

    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

    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 […]

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

    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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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

    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

    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 […]