STATE OF THE NATION
22–28 JANUARY 2018 AT 10.00–16.50
Museum of Homelessness presents State of the Nation – a year-long response to the homelessness crisis in the UK.
As part of the programme, the museum is taking over Tate Exchange for a week to present projects, installations and events that explore the issues.
The focus for the week is Frequently Asked Questions, a project developed in collaboration between artist Anthony Luvera and Gerald Mclaverty. This work presents the findings of a project that reaches out to local authorities to respond to questions asked from the point of view of homeless people enquiring about a homeless individual’s right to access to basic living provisions such as shelter, personal safety, health, food, and communication.
During the week we will also be sharing A Soldier’s Story, an installation created by artist David Tovey that responds to the experiences of servicemen and women who become homeless. The Soldiers have already appeared in London and Gloucester.
The whole week will include events sharing stories from Liverpool and across the north. Taken together the week will offer a snapshot of what’s happening on the streets, hostels, and in people’s lives.
Programmed in association with Museum of Homelessness, a Tate Exchange Associate