10 Aug 2007 – 20 Oct 2007

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

FREE admission

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Open Eye Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The nearest bus station is at Liverpool ONE, but some buses drop off at the Pier Head, right next door to the gallery. Merseytravel has details of local bus services.
  • By train We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station ' Liverpool's mainline railway station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute w
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Curated by Predrag Pajdic

With: Yasmeen Al Awadi, Oreet Ashery, Maja Bajevic, Martin Effert, Juul Hondius, Emily Jacir, Sagi Groner, Vesna Milicevic, Santiago Sierra, Penny Siopis, Emily Stainer, Milica Tomic, Rachel Wilberforce & Judith Witteman

BOUND is a group exhibition exploring human enslavement from historical references to modern day bondage. The exhibition will show works of international artists representing personal perspectives on the physical and psychological impact of slavery on humanity. BOUND will incorporate archival material, conceptual work, photography, video, live art performance, interventions and installations.

Today, slavery may be illegal, but it also exists and is inexorable growing rapidly throughout the world. Currently at least 12 million people are enslaved. Violently forced to work they are denied freedom, dehumanised and treated as property, bought and sold.

Regardless of one's race, religion, social, political and cultural background, BOUND will invite the viewer to engage with issues of contemporary slavery by penetrating one's own profound experience in relation to freedom or choice of action. The exhibition will examine this gruesome condition in the contemporary world, as well as look into the questions of freedom, change, pride and belief. Stripped of any inhibitions and judgment, the artists in BOUND, will break Pandora's box wide open.


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