Black On White

Microzine and John Moores University's School of Art and Design
Site at Albert Dock (20th April – 20th May 2007)

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

This unusual exhibition at the recently opened Site space at the Albert Dock, presented by Liverpool John Moores University and Microzine, features well known consumer products, given a make-over by art and design students from the Art & Design department.

Presented in their purest form – white only – Microzine asked these students to take these items as a blank canvas and customise them as they wished, using only one colour - black.

Among the twenty plus items made-over are a car, a pair of boots, a small replica of the Super Lamb Banana, a Swiss Army Knife, a football, boxer shorts and a digital camera. Please note: I have omitted the names of the brand names of these items. Catalyst Media and Nerve magazine are not here to give free plugs to multinational companies.

After the exhibition finishes on 20th May, the items will be auctioned with proceeds being given to JMU's School of Art & Design.

The exhibition is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

'Black On White' is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions at Site in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and the Albert Dock.

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