We Are Eastside presents Birmingham – The Magic City as part of ‘City States’ at the 7th Liverpool Biennial – welcome to the hidden undergrounds, blushing civic pride and future visions of our ‘magic’ city.
‘The Magic City’ is borrowed from a proposed artwork by BAZ, inspired by the sign that originally welcomed visitors to Birmingham, Alabama, USA. BAZ want to build a new version of the sign next to the planned hi-speed rail station destined for Eastside, Birmingham, UK. BAZ believe everything Birmingham does is magic.
As part of the exhibition, Home of Metal will present a collage of 1980s Grindcore fanzines from the birthplace of Heavy Metal and a snapashot of the formation of the one of the most extreme bands in the genre’s history – Napalm Death.
We Are Eastside is a consortium of Birmingham based arts organisations, flying the flag for the very outer edges of the city’s culture.
The Liverpool Biennial runs 15 September – 25 November and Birmingham – the Magic City can be found at Liverpool John Moore University Copperas Hill Building. More info here