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The UK’s largest contemporary art festival—and other summer exhibitions

The Liverpool Biennial takes place from 14th July


Liverpool Biennial: Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Various locations, 14th July to 28th October

The UK’s largest contemporary art festival this year takes its cue from a poem by Friedrich Schiller mourning the disappearance of the Greek gods in a turbulent age. The curators have invited 40 artists from 22 countries to make beauty their priority: whether it’s Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s war paintings (see Outskirts of Mosul, below), works by indigenous artists, including Canadian Inuit Annie Pootoogook or a healing garden for Toxteth created by Algerian…

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