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17 Sep - 17 Oct 2010

Jonathan Baldock / Christian Newby / Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Lucy MacDonald / Laura Robertson

Hierarchies of Allegiance was a group exhibition which brought together UK based artists encompassing film, performance, drawing and installation. Linked by an interest in examining art historical figures and their sensitivity to myth, custom and symbolism, the works in the exhibition reference the Uncanny, the darkly humourous and the melancholic. Each artist engaged with a particular socio-cultural subject with which they have strongly identified, reconfiguring it in unique ways, to parody social traditions and mediate on the relationships between ceremony, theatre and arcane ritual.

A series of talks and events accompanied the exhibition: a performance by Pil and Galia Kollectiv with Victor Jakeman and Ruth Angel Edwards; and screening of films and an artist talk with artist Jonathan Baldock in conversation with curators Lucy MacDonald and Laura Robertson.

Hierarchies of Allegiance was one of two exhibitions for the Liverpool Biennial, 2010.