Tate – Listings for April 2008

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS April 2008
Niki de Saint Phalle – Until 5 May 2008

Beautiful, flamboyant, daring, provocative and fiercely independent, Niki de Saint Phalle emerged in the 1960s as a powerful and original figure in the highly masculine international arts world.

Niki de Saint Phalle is a cultural icon with associations with the Nouveau Realist movement and collaborations with the world’s leading artists. Her exuberant love of life is demonstrated in her bright and colourful works and darker works reflect the personal struggles of the artist.

The Shooting Paintings explored the idea of the violent gesture in abstract art and her Nanas, large brightly coloured sculptures of women have become iconic and enduring images of maternity and femininity.

The exhibition will be a comprehensive survey of the career of Niki de Saint Phalle and will explore the significance of her original and honest approach to contemporary artistic practice.

LOCATION        FOURTH FLOOR GALLERIES

TATE COLLECTION AT TATE LIVERPOOL

DLA Piper Series
The Twentieth Century: How it looked & how it felt
Until spring 2009
Admission Free

Sponsored by DLA Piper

Masterpieces from the Tate Collection, including Rodin’s The Kiss (1901-14), Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1880-1), Picasso’s Weeping Woman (1937) and Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych (1962), come to Liverpool, some for the first time, as part of a major rehang of the Collection at Tate Liverpool. The new displays, over three floors of the gallery, have been arranged to celebrate Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008.

The first and second floors are divided thematically: the first floor looks at the various manifestations of representational or figurative art, while the second floor traces the journey towards abstraction, and examines the complexity and diversity of abstract art.

In addition to the first and second floor displays, you can see a special focus in the Ground Floor Gallery on the work of the much celebrated British artist Stanley Spencer, including some of his best-known works (until 27 April)

The DLA Piper Series is a display of exemplary works of international modern and contemporary art from the Tate Collection.

LOCATION        GROUND FLOOR, FIRST FLOOR, AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

EXHIBITION TOUR

Griselda Pollock:
Encounters with Niki de Saint Phalle and her Moment

Thursday 24 April (as part of Late at Tate)
18.00 – 19.30
£7, £5.50 (concessions), £4 (members)
Includes entrance to the exhibition

Art Historian and cultural analyst, Griselda Pollock gives a tour and illustrated talk looking at the context and significance of the monumental project HON.  She explores the creative collaboration between de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely and the meaning of such cross gender partnerships.

LOCATION        EVENTS ENTRANCE

RESEARCH FORUM

Gendered Gestures
Thursday 28 April
14.00 – 18.00
£7, £5.50 (concessions), £4 (members)
Includes refreshments and entrance to the exhibition

Using de Saint Phalle’s work as a starting point, this postgraduate research forum explores the gendered gestures of art.  What is it in an artistic trace that makes a work embody notions of femininity or masculinity?  How do these gestures fit into societal power structures of everyday life between men and women?

Moderated by Catherine Marcangeli, Senior Lecturer in British and American studies, Paris University

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS
Booking recommended: please call 0151 702 7400 to reserve your place.

Lunchtime Lectures
13.00 – 14.00
£5, £4 (Concessions), £3 members

2 April                 The Body Politic
8 April                 The Politics of Display

Tackling issues of personal, social and national identity, Lunchtime Lectures explore power relationships and the relationship between the images and the reality that they purport to represent. In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University.      

LOCATION         EVENTS ENTRANCE

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Drawing Days:
Life Drawing Workshops – Colour and the Human Figure
       
Every Wednesday from 2 – 16 April
9.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30
Full Day £20, £15 (concessions), £12 (members)
Half Day £10, £7.50 (concessions), £6 (members)

Free for Liverpool School of Art and Design Students. Price does not include materials.
Booking essential and places strictly limited.

Popular ‘Drawing Days’ in the Studio at Tate Liverpool continue in 2008. ‘Drawing Days’ offer a unique opportunity for the public to develop their own practice while studying the approach of Modern Masters to the subject. Led by Rick Creed, Department of Contextual Studies, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University.

LOCATION        EVENTS ENTRANCE

LATE AT TATE

On the last Thursday of the month Late at Tate continues at Tate Liverpool with themed tours, talks, screenings and performances taking throughout the building.

Late at Tate Liverpool
Niki de Saint Phalle: Folie a Deux
Thursday 24 April
18.00–21.00

Hear about de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely’s collaborative process with talks and tours by artists and experts. See documentaries about the construction of some of the artists major works in Niki de Saint Phalle: Who is Monster…Me or you?. Encounter physical theatre in the galleries and listen to DJs and a special collaborative performance in the foyer. 

LOCATION             FOYER, SHOP, CAFÉ AND GALLERIES

FAMILIES

Niki Colour Trail
Available from 1 February – 5 May 2008
Family Trails are FREE, special family ticket to the exhibition £10

Inspired by the work of Niki de Saint Phalle you can drop in to the gallery at any time and pick up a family trail and explore colour in our fourth floor gallery.

LOCATION        EDUCATION STUDIO AND FOURTH FLOOR GALLERIES

FAMILIES

Tate Explorers
Every Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month)
Drop-in from 13.30 – 16.30
Free (for ages 0-12)

Supported by Tate Members

Join Tate Explorers and enjoy getting creative with our family trails and activities that will take you around our brand new collection displays. This is journey to learn how to look and feel, talk about and create art.

LOCATION        EDUCATION STUDIO (FIRST FLOOR) AND FIRST & SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

FAMILIES

Tales at Tate
Sunday 5 April 2008
13.00 – 15.00
FREE

John Hughes will perform a selection of interactive poems and stories inspired by works from the Tate collection.

LOCATION        SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

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