What does the future hold for Liverpool’s new music and creative culture?

Bido Lito! is teaming up with independent art gallery DOT-ART to curate and present an exhibition of work which seeks to critique and contemplate our city’s creative future.

An open call-out invited artists based in the Liverpool City Region to show us a future not yet determined. The theme is to explore Liverpool’s new music and creative culture in the year 2028. The central idea to bido100!

Today, our city’s creative community faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities; from rapid digitisation to the rising prominence of AI. As a community what do we foresee: a dystopian, culture-less nightmare or a utopian, Technicolor dream? What will be the key issues and challenges, opportunities and changes we’ll be grappling with in 2028? What will Liverpool’s new music and creative culture look like in another 100 Bido Lito! editions’ time?

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How much can a city change in nine years? What will the cultural ecosystem look like? Will the way we work as creatives have moved on? Will digital have completely taken over from traditional methods of communication, art production and sharing, or will a backlash lead to the re-emergence of once lost skills? Will technology extend or diminish our creative capacity?

Liverpool, 2028 will open in the dot-art Gallery, on the day the 100th issue of Bido Lito! drops – Thursday 23rd May.

Guided by the theme of speculation and foresight, we’ve invited any artists based in the Liverpool City Region to show us a future not yet determined.

Between one and six artists will be chosen to take part and all art work must be for sale. Selected work will be shown in the dot-art Gallery from 23rd May – 29th June and successful artists who have not worked with dot-art in the past will also receive a year’s membership to our network.

Liverpool, 2028 opens at Dot-art on Thursday 23rd May.


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