Liverpool Biennial, ‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’, is back with a lot of artists from Africa and its diaspora, on display until September 17th.
The 12th Biennial probes into the essence and past of Liverpool, invoking ancestral and indigenous wisdom for healing. uMoya, in isiZulu, signifies the spirit, breath, air, climate, and wind.
The art showcased at Tate Liverpool delves into the profound realms between life and death, and the journey of healing from ancestral trauma. Noteworthy pieces include Brazilian artist Isabel do Rosário’s large-scale textiles, making their first appearance outside her home country. Edgar Calel’s Ru k’ ox k’ob’el jun ojer etemab’el (The Echo of an Ancient Form of Knowledge) 2021 is also unveiled for the first time. Torkwase Dyson’s imposing Liquid A Place 2021 offers a dialogue with the harsh histories of the nearby water and docks.
Art by Albert Ibokwe Khoza, Fátima Rodrigo Gonzales, Francis Offman, Gala Porras-Kim, Guadalupe Maravilla, Lubaina Himid, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, and Shannon Alonzo also enrich the exhibit.
Tate gallery aims to enrich the public’s appreciation and comprehension of British art spanning from the 16th century to the present day and of international modern and contemporary art.