The Liverpool Biennial Tour: Place to Place exhibition is open at The Humber Street gallery (Opened January 18th); it is due to run until March 31st, so you have plenty of time to see it! BROWSE Magazine recently visited the gallery to check it out and here’s what we found…

The exhibition involves 3 female artists from different parts of the world, in order to introduce the audience to art with cultural differences & at times similarities, through each creative voice. The artists on show are Annie Pootoogook (b. 1969, Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada, d. 2016 Ottowa, Ontario Canada) Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977, Seoul, South Korea) and Inci Eviner (b. 1956, Turkey). Each individual’s life experience is vastly contrasting, making this a chance understand the inspirational environments which have molded each artists practice.

Floor One – Suki Seokyeong Kang

Kang’s sculptural work instantly immerses you as you enter this level of the gallery. The clean structural balance & delicate pastel colours are extremely aesthetically pleasing. The mixture between geometric harmony and organic texture gives an instant flavour of true Korean style. This combined with the use of traditional Korean mats and other native materials gives a transcendent feeling, almost as if the objects are familiar.

Image credit: Suki Seokyeong Kang. Image courtesy: Izzie Glazzard, Humber Street Gallery for Browse Magazine

As you pass through the muted pink curtain a short film runs on repeat. Depicting a hypnotic manipulation of various structural objects & textural pieces similar to those on display. In short, the artist has achieved a satisfying simplicity throughout; transforming the space into a grid, on which each element (and your attention) hangs. Using movement and rhythm the artist guides visitors to experience Korean culture, mindset and creativity.

Floor Two – Annie Pootoogook

Image credit: Annie Pootoogook, Man Abusing His Partner, 2002. Collection of John and Joyce Price. Image courtesy Feheley Fine Arts

Annie Pootoogook is one of many artists who have emerged from Cape Dorset, Canada over the years. Her drawings are culturally explosive as they go against the grain of traditional Inuit art. Her work depicts daily life in a raw and honest way, not just showing joyous times but also the mundane & sometimes dangerous; the above image being a perfect example – titled ‘Man Abusing His Partner, 2002’.

Image credit: Annie Pootoogook, Red Bra, 2006. Image courtesy: Izzie Glazzard, Humber Street Gallery for Browse Magazine

The collection of illustrations serve as a visual diary of Annie’s life; showing you a human-eye-view of the Inuit culture in its authentic form. Each moment carefully chosen to evoke raw emotion and a true glimpse of the artists reality.

Image credit: Annie Pootoogook, Watching Porn on Television, 2005. Image courtesy: Izzie Glazzard, Humber Street Gallery for Browse Magazine

In conclusion, her work is touching and true to personal experience. It’s a must-see for anyone hoping to immerse themselves in the untrodden cultural ground of contemporary art.

Floor Three – Inci Eviner

Image credit: Inci Eviner, Reenactment of Heaven (film still), 2018 Image Courtesy: Liverpool Biennial

The final artist of the three, Inci Eviner works & resides in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work is layered and complex; ranging from performance to collaboration Inci’s work shows how you can take a drawing then expand and manipulate it into something totally new and different.

Image credit: Inci Eviner  Image Courtesy: Izzie Glazzard, Humber Street Gallery for Browse Magazine

Each composition leads you to view the work from an entirely new perspective. Drawing out all preconceptions of the artist’s motivations through animated movement and delicate choreography. Her film is also on display within the gallery, for which she collaborated with a female singer & performer. This delicate performative piece plays with the boundaries between reality & surrealism, demanding the audience to question the symbolism of each brush stroke evermore.

If you’d like to visit the Liverpool Biennial Tour: Place To Place it’s available to view at Humber Street Gallery until March 31st, 2019.