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Fri - Sun , Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB.
Thu 15 Feb, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ, Tel: 01, 7.30pm, FREE (adv sign-up online), our pick of the region's art exhibitions in 2018.
The Mancunian art lover is already well catered for with offerings from HOME, The Whitworth, Manchester Art Gallery and The Lowry.
Both existing and new work is being shown, and Korda explores the line between function and sculpture.
The Ceramics Fair is being held at the Hepworth in early May, which includes involve a performance and discussion with Korda, in which her 29 individual porcelain mushrooms suspended from the ceiling will be played as bells.
He'll be joined on the night by the smooth jazzy soul of South London's Boadi, while Th3 DOSE and Clemxnt present R&B fuelled floor-fillers as part of a diverse selection of sounds.
Painted as postcard sized, they show the unfinished and neglected construction sites of Lahore, and are an interesting subversion of a typical ‘postcard moment’, and insight into the ‘real’ Lahore.Sat - Sun , Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL.
The Gallery won Museum of the Year by Art Fund in 2017, and has a permanent collection, peppered with iconic pieces by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.Sat 20 Jan - Mon , Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, LS5 3EH.Tel: 01, times vary, FREE, Ai Weiwei Alfredo Jaar | YSP Yorkshire Sculpture Park has an unanticipated amount of distinguished artists work, including that of Ai Weiwei and Alfredo Jaar (read our Jaar preview here).The work of both artists is both political and arresting, often taking place at opposite ends of the scale spectrum.Don't miss Jaar's intimate film poem and light installation, The Sound of Silence (1995 / 2006) in the Underground Gallery before exploring the grounds and witnessing the contrastingly large scale Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads (2010) by Ai Wei Wei in front of the main collection of buildings.One of the most essential artists in the pop art movement, his work is widely celebrated and this exhibition also shows his only piece of art on film which was produced in 1969.