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Poscards from us x: Online Art Workshops

29 January - 12 February 2021

Events

WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

Past Events

Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

Past Events

Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

Past Events

Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

Exhibitions

Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Watch: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

A Message From Open Eye Gallery: Covid-19 Update

2 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR — The New West

30 October 2020

Past Exhibitions

TO BE FRANK

30 October - 15 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

THE LIVES WE LEAD

28 October - 11 November 2020

Past Events Past Exhibitions

Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

Projects

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

Projects

Harold Offeh — When Was The Time I Could Call My Own?

15 October 2020

Projects

Mirjam Wirz — Sonidero City

8 October 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #9 Access to Art: Who is art for? (w/ Mike Pinnington and Larry Achiampong)

13 October 2020

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 2: THE NEW NORMAL

7 October 2020

Past Events

Atrium Exhibition: Illustrating Anthropology

12 November - 30 November 2020

Past Events

Laurence Westgaph: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #18 – KELEENNA ONYEAKA

1 October - 31 October 2020

Projects

Tobias Zielony — Maskirovka

27 August 2020

Projects

Save Some Space (The Time We Call Our Own Online #4)

20 August 2020

Projects

Andrew Miksys — Disko (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #3)

6 August 2020

Projects

Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #2)

30 July 2020

Projects

Getting Ready: Amelia Lonsdale and Her Mum (#1)

23 July 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #17 – SAMANTHA JAGGER

3 September - 30 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

you out tonight?

10 August 2020

Projects

folio20: Hugh Baird University Centre

10 August 2020

Projects

Sarah Eyre (Untitled)

10 August 2020

Projects

Activity Packs for Older People

20 July 2020

Projects

Young People + Family Activity Packs

20 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #3: Photographing the Internet (w/ Mishka Henner)

7 May 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #2: Separated Together

30 April 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #7: Photography Does Not Love You (Katrina Sluis w/ Jacob Bolton)

2 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #8: Photography and Racialisation

9 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #5: Class of 2020 — Seba Kurtis in conversation with Mariama Attah

18 June 2020

Projects

Love is an Action

11 June 2020

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VR — Wake Up Together (Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal)

Wake up together vr open eye gallery view it here

Two bodies of work pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our own terms: Ren Hang UK premiere & Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal.

 

How do you present yourself on your own terms, when your society wants to see you presented on theirs?

 

Here, we offer two bodies of work that are pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our terms: Robin Hammond’s urgent Where Love is Illegal and a UK premiere of the work of Ren Hang.

 

Both photographers make work concerned with sexual and gender identities, and address global issues of representation through close, intimate portraits.

 

Portraits made with people, sensitively, are invitations to make a connection, to be identified with. When these portraits are of people with identities that some people do not tolerate — whether through discrimination laws, prejudice or censorship —  this connection becomes powerful. It becomes a way to seek and galvanise support for overcoming discrimination, taboo and alienation — worldwide.

 

Both collections of work are intensely personal, but through them we encounter the universal politics of our identities, bodies, and sexual autonomy. Through photography, they work towards a world where all genders and all sexual identities are accepted, where we can identify how we wish without it interfering with our everyday lives, and where our bodies are absolutely ours.

 

Please note: this exhibition contains accounts of violence and prejudice. It also contains nudity.

 

Wake Up Together is part of Homotopia 2018. Where Love is Illegal is a Witness Change project. Exhibition of Ren Hang’s work organised in cooperation with Stieglitz19, Belgium.

 

VR experience made by CaptureVR.

Wake up together vr open eye gallery view it here

Two bodies of work pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our own terms: Ren Hang UK premiere & Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal.

 

How do you present yourself on your own terms, when your society wants to see you presented on theirs?

 

Here, we offer two bodies of work that are pushing for the right to exist in our own skin on our terms: Robin Hammond’s urgent Where Love is Illegal and a UK premiere of the work of Ren Hang.

 

Both photographers make work concerned with sexual and gender identities, and address global issues of representation through close, intimate portraits.

 

Portraits made with people, sensitively, are invitations to make a connection, to be identified with. When these portraits are of people with identities that some people do not tolerate — whether through discrimination laws, prejudice or censorship —  this connection becomes powerful. It becomes a way to seek and galvanise support for overcoming discrimination, taboo and alienation — worldwide.

 

Both collections of work are intensely personal, but through them we encounter the universal politics of our identities, bodies, and sexual autonomy. Through photography, they work towards a world where all genders and all sexual identities are accepted, where we can identify how we wish without it interfering with our everyday lives, and where our bodies are absolutely ours.

 

Please note: this exhibition contains accounts of violence and prejudice. It also contains nudity.

 

Wake Up Together is part of Homotopia 2018. Where Love is Illegal is a Witness Change project. Exhibition of Ren Hang’s work organised in cooperation with Stieglitz19, Belgium.

 

VR experience made by CaptureVR.

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