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Previous Liverpool Art Biennials have been hit-and-miss affairs, but embracing as they do a wide variety of venues in the city, they can explore the interaction of architecture and art in pertinent ways. This year's event, running from 16 September to 26 November ( www. biennial. com), sees the opening of a new permanent exhibition complex called Greenland Street, which brings together three former industrial buildings - the Coach Shed, the Furnace and the Blade Factory.


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