Our full exhibition programme, including our public artworks, is now closed. Visitors can still enjoy art in person at FACT and Bluecoat until August & September.
Explore our exhibition at Tate Liverpool digitally by engaging with our Matterport VR capture or watch the curatorial tour film presented by LB2021 Curator Manuela Moscoso here.
The works shown at Tate Liverpool were interlinked through the history of feminism as a form of rebellion against the dominant narratives of white, heterosexual, male power. The political potential of feminism informed this Liverpool Biennial 2021 exhibition, not only as an historic movement advocating for women’s rights, but as a strategy for revolt that remains valid and expands to the rights of all humans. The collages, drawings, paintings, sculptures and video on view all deploy activist methods, including collective action, the celebration of bodily experience and the rejection of racialised and gendered social conventions. Significantly, this fight, in all its different forms, is also full of joy, beauty and strength.
New commissions and existing works by four artists were displayed alongside works from the Tate collection. The selection spans 80 years and four continents. These diverse contexts are the background for performing, re-imagining and celebrating bodies, often represented by specific parts – tongues, genitals, hands – to reflect on the fragmented experiences of our own physicality.
The Liverpool Biennial exhibition at Tate Liverpool closed on Sunday 20 June.