Debate: The Unstoppable Life of Artworks
Tate Liverpool, Wolfson Gallery
Friday 20 November 2015, 17.00 – 18.00
Free, booking essential (*SOLD OUT)
Followed by pay bar in the gallery foyer
Every play, score and text has the potential to be reinvented, reinterpreted and adapted in the future. Likewise visual art has a future life through the memory of the public.
Are masterpieces such as Swan Lake, The Iliad, or Matisse’s The Snail future classics? How can they be preserved without losing impact and relevance?
Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, joins Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director Tate Liverpool and Gemma Bodinetz, Artistic Director of Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse in a discussion chaired by Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice Chancellor Liverpool John Moores University. The debate in the setting of the newly opened Tate Collection Matisse display will examine the tension between preserving classics and reinventing them for a new audience.
This event is related to the exhibition Works to Know by Heart: An Imagined Museum