Tate – Listings for December 2009

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS December 2009
For further details, call: 0151 702 7400, e-mail: visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk
or visit the website: www.tate.org.uk/liverpool
Pre-book exhibition tickets by calling 0151 702 7400, go to www.tate.org.uk/tickets (booking fee applies) or book in person at any Tate Gallery.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION:

Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely

Until 10 January 2010
Admission: £6.00 (£4.50 concessions)
With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council
This dynamic exhibition brings together the work of Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of the most radical and inventive sculptors of the mid twentieth-century, and renowned British artist Michael Landy, who has been significantly influenced by Tinguely and his constructive and destructive tendencies. In one of Landy’s most well known works, Break Down (2001), the artist catalogued and destroyed every single one of his possessions from his birth certificate to his car.

Michael Landy co-curates Joyous Machines paying special attention to Tinguely’s rarely examined early career from the late 1940s through to his momentous Homage to New York 1960 – a spectacular 27ft high self destroying sculpture. His comprehensive responses to Tinguely, including a new documentary film and a selection of his impressive series of drawings, are presented alongside photographs, films and relics of the original Homage to New York event.

LOCATION: FOURTH FLOOR GALLERY

TATE COLLECTION AT TATE LIVERPOOL:

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture
From 1 May 2009
Admission Free
Sponsored by DLA Piper
Taking an ambitious and revolutionary look at the history of modern and contemporary sculpture, this major re-hang of Tate Liverpool’s collection display examines the trajectory of artistic innovation in the twentieth-century and beyond. DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture explores the story of modern and contemporary sculpture, featuring masterpieces from the Tate Collection by artists such as Sir Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Beuys, Gilbert & George, Anthony Gormley and Julian Opie. Sculpture in the form of object, installation, assemblage and ready-made will sit alongside more surprising forms, such as painting, video, photography, language and performance.

Key figures from the cultural arena, artist Michael Craig Martin, artist/writer Tim Etchells and architect Wayne Hemingway and his son Jack, have co-curated sections of the display.

LOCATION: FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

TATE COLLECTION AT TATE LIVERPOOL:

Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals

2 October 2009 – 21 March 2010
Admission Free
Supported by Tate Liverpool Patrons
In 1988 Tate Liverpool opened its doors for the very first time with a memorable display of Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals. Over 20 years later the series makes a welcome return to the Gallery. These nine iconic paintings will be presented according to Rothko’s specifications, with atmospheric lighting to enhance the dramatic qualities of the works.

This display is presented in conjunction with the Tate Collection display DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture.

LOCATION: WOLFSON GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR)


PUBLIC PROGRAMMES:

DID Machine Installation
Saturday 5 December 2009
15.00-16.30
Admission Free
DID Machine is a sound and mechanical installation devised and engineered by Richard Ferrar (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts). A response to Jean Tinguely’s momentous self-destroying sculpture Homage to New York 1960, the piece will spring to life for a one-off performance in Tate Liverpool.

LOCATION: WOLFSON GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR)


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Joyous Machines Christmas Holiday Activity Days

Saturday 19 December 2009 – Friday 1 January 2010
13.30 – 16.30
Admission Free
Over the Christmas holidays visit the gallery and take part in Tate Liverpool’s kid-friendly Joyous Machines themed activity days. Using fun tools and materials, create your own moving part and add it to a giant drawing machine inspired by Tinguely’s kinetic sculptures.
Suitable for ages 5-12.

LOCATION: EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR


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Tate Explorers

Every Saturday and Sunday (except first Saturday of every month)
13.30-16.30
Admission Free
Children aged between 0 and 12 (and their adults!) are challenged to visit the Explorers Base Camp trolley to collect a map or activity bag.  The maps take the young explorers on a journey of discovery to see, feel and learn about the art in the gallery.  Before they return back to base camp they create some art of their own, inspired by their exploration. Start at the ground floor and work your way up.
Suitable for ages 3-12.

LOCATION: EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR

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Tales at Tate

Saturday 5 December
13:00-15:00
Admission Free
Poet and storyteller John Hughes tells his interactive poems, based on works from DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, in the gallery spaces.
Suitable for all ages.

LOCATION: FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES

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DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture Family Activity Trail

Everyday
10.00 – 17.50
Admission Free
Pick up a free family bag from the foyer or the Family Room and join in a family activity trail which takes visitors around the first and second floor galleries. The trail is packed with questions and drawing activities.
Suitable for ages 5- 12

LOCATION: FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES


COURSES AND WORKSHOPS:

Life Drawing Workshops: Approaches to the Human Figure
Wednesday 2 December 2009
9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30
Admission: £10 (£7.50 Concessions)
In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University
Tate Liverpool’s hugely popular drawing days continue this month. Take part in a full day or half day of drawing in our light filled education studio. No experience necessary. Classes are led by Rick Creed of the Liverpool School of Art and Design.

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

LOCATION: EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR

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