Leilah Babirye

    Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL 2018

    Tuli Mukwano (We are in Love), 2018

    Wood, metal, cement, concrete and found objects

    12 x 4 x 4 feet

    Carved with a chainsaw from a giant pine log, Leilah Babirye’s Tuli Mukwano is a dual portrait of two figures existing outside the confines of gender binaries. The title, which translates to “We are in Love” in Swahili, stands as a call for the public recognition of LGBTQIA people persecuted throughout the world, from Babirye’s native Uganda to local communities within the United States.

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    Photography by Scott Lynch

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