The works shown at Tate Liverpool are 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 informs 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 are 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.
This exhibition will run until 20 June.
Booking is required. Tickets available here.
More information available here.
This venue is wheelchair accessible and has lifts throughout leading to the exhibition space.
Find below the average walking distance from this venue to other participating venues.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Building: 2 minutes
Open Eye Gallery: 6 minutes
Lush Building: 13 minutes
Lewis's Building: 17 minutes
FACT: 18 minutes
FACT: 18 minutes
Cotton Exchange Building: 18 minutes
Liverpool Central Library: 21 minutes
Discover outdoor commissions en route by following our Public Artwork Trail. For more information, click here.
Travel by taxi between venues to experience Erick Beltrán's new commission Superposition (2021). Combining lights and music alongside graphic designs, the commission can be experienced across 5 taxis, while on display across the tip-seats of an additional 30 of the fleet. To make a booking call ComCab Taxis on 0151 298 2222 and quote Liverpool Biennial (normal phone and taxi rates apply).