‘Castles in the Sky’, curated by Paul Domela and John Byrne, is the first exhibition to be held at Site.
This exhibition brings together work from past Liverpool Biennials and displays these alongside selected work by students from Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design.
By collecting a small but significant set of art works that have already impacted upon the cultural fabric of Liverpool, and juxtaposing these with a selection of work from current and past students, ‘Castles in the Sky’ points to the cultural activity of building new ideas, hopes, dreams and futures from the building blocks and foundations of existing ideas, aspirations and imaginings.
‘Castles in the Sky’ includes Korean artist Jeong Hwa Choi’s inflatable flowers from Liverpool Biennial 04, a ‘Portable Cinema’ by Black Diamond and a series of videos and drawings from LJMU students and the Biennial archive.
‘Castles in the Sky’ also marks the start of a new partnership between Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design and Liverpool Biennial.
Site not only represents a new international art space in Liverpool, it marks the beginning of a series of initiatives, collaborations and partnerships that will build towards the opening of Liverpool’s new Art and Design Academy in 2008.
Paul Domela and John Byrne