*POSTPONED* Liverpool Biennial


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*POSTPONED* Liverpool Biennial


During this uncertain time, the wellbeing, health and safety of our staff, artists, partners, supporters and guests remains our highest priority. Following advice from Public Health England and the World Health Organisation around the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak, we recognise it is neither possible nor responsible for us to deliver our programme for Liverpool Biennial: The Stomach and the Port as originally planned from 11 July – 25 October 2020.

It is for these reasons that we have taken the decision to postpone the 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial until 2021.

Liverpool Biennial presents a free festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world. It takes place over 14 weeks every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries and online.

Liverpool Biennial 2020

Titled The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial 2020 explores notions of the body. Drawing on non-Western ways of thinking, this edition challenges an understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient entity. The body is instead seen as a fluid organism that is continuously shaped by and shaping its environment. A plethora of artistic practices inform this edition: many of the artworks include sound, shun direct representation, de-stabilise gender categories or look at intense forms of contact.

The Biennial programme will be presented in locations across Liverpool, including public and unexpected spaces, historic sites and the city’s leading art venues. New for 2020, Liverpool Biennial’s reach will also expand to the city’s historic Fabric District and beyond. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over the 15 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

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Liverpool Biennial 2020 (11 July 2020 - 25 October 2020)

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