Liverpool Biennial 2023: Opening the Door of No Return


Sat Jun 10 2023 at 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm


Victoria Gallery & Museum | Liverpool, EN

Join us for an exclusive in-conversation event with author Christina Sharpe, artist Torkwase Dyson & our Liverpool Biennial 2023 Curator
About this Event

Join us for an exclusive in-conversation event with author Christina Sharpe, artist Torkwase Dyson & Liverpool Biennial 2023 Curator Khanyisile Mbongwa to discuss and unpack themes from Liverpool Biennial’s 12th edition- ‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’.

Christina Sharpe is a writer, Professor of English at Tufts University, and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University in Toronto. Sharpe’s research interests are in black visual culture, black diaspora studies, and feminist epistemologies, with a particular emphasis on black female subjectivity and black women artists. She is the author of ‘In the Wake: On Blackness and Being’ -a landmark work that received widespread critical acclaim- and ‘Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects’.

Torkwase Dyson describes herself as a painter working across multiple mediums to explore the continuity between ecology, infrastructure, and architecture. Examining environmental racism as well as the history and future of black spatial liberation strategies, Dyson’s abstract works grapple with the ways in which space is perceived and negotiated, particularly by black and brown bodies.

Khanyisile Mbongwa is a Cape Town-based independent curator, award-winning artist and sociologist who engages with her curatorial practice as Curing & Care, using the creative to instigate spaces for emancipatory practices, joy and play.

Access provision at this event:

  • This event will include closed captioning and visual minutes
  • The event will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person

If you require any of the above access provisions or have any questions, please inform Liverpool Biennial prior to the event by emailing [email protected].

About Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial 2023 ‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa, addresses the history and temperament of the city of Liverpool and is a call for ancestral and indigenous forms of knowledge, wisdom and healing. 2023 marks 25 years of Liverpool Biennial presenting international art in the city and region.

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Where is it happening?

Victoria Gallery & Museum, 150 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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