This year’s programme of exhibitions at the Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M) for 2013 has a truly international feel.
J Chuhan, Professor of International Art at Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art & Design Academy, will open this year’s programme with an exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper which explore familiar themes of gender and diversity.
J Chuhan has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and the University holds a number of her works in its collection. The exhibition opens on Friday, 1 February and runs until Saturday, 27 April.
An exhibition of photographs by international photographer, Kurt Tong, will open in May as part of the Look13 Festival, a city-wide international photography exhibition.
Kurt originally trained as a health visitor at the University before becoming a full-time photographer in 2003. He won the Luis Valtuena International Humanitarian Photography Award for his first body of work on disabled children in India, where he has also co-founded a charitable children’s home. Kurt’s work has been widely published and exhibited and he has been awarded a number of photography prizes including the 2008 Jerwood Photography.
`The Queen, the Chairman and I’ will explore Tong’s heritage through new photographs, historical family photographs and writing. Visitors will be able to share their own family stories at a Chinese tea house within the gallery. Look13 is one of the UK’s leading photography festivals which will launch on Light Night on Friday, 17 May and takes place in venues across the city.
The final exhibition of 2013 is a response by three international artists to violence against women in northern Mexico. `Remember Them’ brings together works by Teresa Margolles (Mexico), Lise Linnert (Norway) and Brian Maguire (Ireland) that highlights the issue of femicide in Juarez, Mexico. `Remember Them’ runs from 27 September 2013 – 25 January 2014.
Matthew Clough, Director of the VG&M, said: “Our 2013 programme has a strong international flavour. We are delighted to be working with this group of artists and believe this series of shows will make an exciting addition to Liverpool’s cultural offer. Find out more about all our exhibitions and events by visiting the website.