Artist-led curators group If Only take over Gallery 3 of The Bluecoat, Liverpool for two week between 22nd April - 5th May 2013.
The project has been designated 'Occupy' and will coincide with The Bluecoat’s Archiving The Arts Centre season of exhibitions and events.
The theme of 'If Only...! Occupy' will be “What do we need?”
'If Only…!' aim to fill the gallery with life’s necessities as well as conducting a fortnight-long debate about what exactly is “necessary” and what exactly society, and the artistic community in particular, need to survive and thrive in today’s challenging political and social environment. Whether food or inspiration, furniture or audiences, space or ideas, “if Only…” will subject all contributions, including their own, to the test of performance of some kind, and feed back to all who engage with the project the results of their actions.
Everybody with an interest in a sustainable future for the arts should find time to join in with the project and make their own contribution to a genuinely “open” moment for action and reaction.
Visitors will be able to engage with 'If Only...! Occupy' on a daily basis. We will also maintain a web-presence to connect with a wider audience, and to invite various collaborations from other artists.