14/11/21- 11/09/22 – Tate Liverpool

DEMOCRACIES at Tate Liverpool is an apropos exploration of what we understand by the term democracy: a society classically defined as governed by the people, that upholds ideals such as equality, freedom of speech and the protection of rights of all individuals. The artists showcased in the exhibition challenge this definition, asking if we truly live in a democratic society and, if so, who is included, the many or the few? From extremist voices to marginalised groups, Democracies unpicks the concept strand by strand, ranging from topics such as LGBTQI+ political inclusion in Zoe Leonard’s poem I Want a President, to the civil rights movement in Glenn Ligon’s Condition Report. Democracies promises to be an uneasy examination of our modern society.

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