Liverpool Biennial…….it’s Freee!!

Walking along Renshaw Street this morning and came across the shop window exhibition that is part of the Re:Thinking Trade strand of this Biennial. Very political as the title of the strand indicates and plenty to see and agree or disagree with on a political level but this exhibit really got me thinking.

Identity or Commodity?

Are we recognising separate identities in multiculturalism or are we separating ourselves from our common humanity. Not to mention the commercial possibilities of this separation. Is multiculturalism a vehicle for brand identity and the profit to be gained from this brand?

See, I told you it got you thinking!!

This artwork is by the art collective Freee. They are Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan, and they use  ephemeral interventions and viral media to raise active critical discussion, confrontation and debate about the nature and function of the public shpere (I got this last bit from the Biennial guide).

Have a wander along Renshaw Street when you are next in town and do some window shopping.

By the way, Rapid Hardware is now in the old George Henry Lee’s building if you are looking for some grout or pot of paint.

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