Love Liverpool23rd February 2012
I was lucky to take a trip to Liverpool to the Albert Dock and to the Tate recently. What a great city Liverpool is. We spent so long in the Tate there was no time for the new Museum but it looked spectacular too. The DLA Piper Series – This is Sculpture exhibition involves different creative professionals to co-curate and collaborate with the Tate and it has created a really exciting collection of diverse work. Worthy of a look for sure was Philip Treacy’s hat moulds amazing pieces of sculpture. A favourite of mine was Felix Gonzales-Torres ‘Untitled’ 1991 – Stack of printed paper. On the floor lays a stack of printed paper with two gold circles. They represent eternal love and the idea is you can take a print and when the pile has gone it has gone. However eternal love has been spread across Liverpool and beyond.
I was lucky to see his ‘Candy’ work in Chicago last year. A pile of sweets weighing the exact weight of a friend of the artists who had died. As a visitor you could take a sweet and at the end of the day the gallery weighs the pile of sweets and adds back the weight of those taken. The sculpture always starts the day at his friends exact weight.
If you get chance to go to the Tate exhibition it is worth it and to see the Liver birds on top of the Royal Liver Building standing high above the spectacular Danish designed Museum of Liverpool. Oh and can’t be missed the sound of the mersey and those seagulls!http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/thisissculpture/default.shtm