The Unexpected Guest explores notions of hospitality. Leading and emerging artists have been commissioned to make permanent and temporary public artworks, as well as long-term community-based projects. Works by over 60 international artists unfold across the city in its major galleries and a range of sites.
Hospitality is the welcome we extend to strangers, an attitude and a code of conduct fundamental to civilisation, as well as a metaphor whose conditions and energy inspires artists.
In a globalising world, increasing mobility and interdependence are changing the rules of hospitality. There are different ‘cultures of hospitality’, often co-existent in the same place.
Our awareness of such complexity and migration between nations and cultures makes clear distinctions between host and guest increasingly difficult.
Finnish artis Markus Kåhre takes part with his commission 'No title, 2012'
Markus has conceived an inn: awelcoming and cosy environment where
slight physical and sensorial shifts conjure against the peace of mind of the guests, suggesting that the site might be haunted.
15/09/2012 00:00 - 25/11/2012 00:00
The Monro, 92 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG