Dancing Before the Moon is the title of Great Britains contribution to the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Jayden Ali, Joseph Henry, Meneesha Kellay and Sumitra Upham, the British Pavilion presents works by six UK artists: Yussef Agbo-Ola, Jayden Ali, Mac Collins, Shawanda Corbett, Madhav Kidao, and Sandra Poulson. “The curatorial team’s vision for Dancing Before the Moon was to recognize and uphold the objects and rituals of diaspora communities in the architectural space, while elevating the hands and voices that made them. They selected six UK artists to create an exhibition that gives audiences a chance to imagine different futures – where collaboration, experimentation and equity are prioritized in the planning of space in the UK.”
The British Pavilion curators, artists and commissioner have been awarded a Special Mention for National Participation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia ‘for the curatorial strategy and design propositions celebrating the potency of everyday rituals as forms of resistance and spatial practices in diasporic communities’.
Dancing Before the Moon / British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. Venice (Italy), May 25, 2023.
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