Why wolves? Liverpool Biennial commissioned leading contemporary artist Carlos Amorales to create a visual concept to promote the 6th edition of the Liverpool Biennial International Exhibition – Touched.
“Reading on the subject of wolves in England, I understood that the image of the wolf departed from the British folk tradition after Edward I ordered the death of all wolves in the country and were finally exterminated around the end of the XV century. Therefore, inspired on a story where a herd of wolves migrate from the forest into a city and invade it, I want to create an image campaign that could bring fiction into reality and at the same time create the public awareness for the Biennial to happen.
“I believe that this story will be appropriate and in accordance to the Biennial’s subject Touched, as I find that despite the massive prominence of new media in contemporary society, folk tales still keep touching us and feeding our imagination. My idea is to create a contemporary folk tale as an image campaign for the Liverpool Biennial and bring back an antique image into our contemporary world.”