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Portrait of Tau Lewis by Marquale Ashley

Portrait of Tau Lewis by Marquale Ashley

Night Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of Tau Lewis' presentation in “The Milk of Dreams,” the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Cecilia Alemani. The Biennale Arte 2022 will run from April 23 - November 27 with pre-opening days April 20 - 22. 

Tau Lewis’ monumental sculptures and thoughtful installations forge material invocations of collective identities, attesting to the energetic resonance of shared belongings and cultural signifiers of community within the Black diaspora. Her practice is rooted in a process of collecting found objects with direct ties to her personal relationships and lived experiences. From these materials—which often hold connotations with the domestic space—Lewis looks to the lineaged hand-crafting practices of quilting, sewing, and dyeing. For the Biennale Arte 2022, the artist will present a series of wall-hanging masks that immerse viewers in an alternate realm of Lewis’ own creation, where linear time is transcended and history continuously unfurls.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for this presentation.

The Arsenale
Sestiere Castello
Campo della Tana 2169/F
30122 Venice