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Published: 11 January 2008

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ISBN: 9781846311710


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International 08 Made Up

Liverpool Biennial

Paul Domela

Liverpool University Press

The fifth edition of Liverpool Biennial's International exhibition is MADE UP, an exploration of the power of the artistic imagination. The public realm projects continue to be a defining feature of Liverpool Biennial, with over half of the 30-40 commissions situated in the public realm. MADE UP outside the gallery allows fiction to rub up against the real, inviting artists to carve out space for the imagination in the everyday, whether in imaginary models made manifest as real examples, or playful re-workings of the real. MADE UP sees imagination (called 'invention' in the 18th century) as the dynamo of art. At the heart of this exhibition's broad ranging exploration of 'making things up' (which includes utopias and dystopias, narrative fiction, fantasy, myths, lies, prophesies, subversion and spectacle) is the emotional charge which powers the artistic imagination. Whether mischievous, constructive or iconoclastic, MADE UP is about art's capacity to transport us, to suspend disbelief and generate alternative realities.

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