We didn't see that much of the city, so intent were we on seeing as much of the Liverpool Biennial as possible, but I was seriously impressed by the centre, other than Liverpool One, a shopping complex which involved making 40 acres of publicly-owned space into corporate, anti-democratic space.
Some of the art was very impressive indeed. Some was utter, utter rubbish. One installation I really enjoyed was a Belgian artist whiling away his time in a featureless, constricting box. I wondered if this was a comment on some of the art I'd had to experience on the way to his corner, including the 'twig with a piece of wire and chewing gum'. We saw a lot of 'art graffiti' and fascinating temporary repurposing of empty department stores'.
I had a great day, until the point where we discovered a man urinating in the corner of the pub.
Anyway - here are some pictures, and a sample are below - click to enlarge.
Ken Dodd and Neal, Liverpool Lime Street Station
He's just a big kid
The joys of consumerism
Old meets pointless
Unfortunately, the TV weatherman's floating map of the British Isles has been removed.