Tate – Listings for January 2010

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS January 2010
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

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic
29 January – 25 April 2010  
Admission: £6.00 (£4.50 concessions)

Press view: Thursday 28 January 2010
Supported by Liverpool City Council, with additional funding from Tate International Council, Tate Liverpool Members, The Granada Foundation and The Romanian Cultural Institute.

Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic takes its inspiration from Paul Gilroy’s seminal book The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993) and is the first exhibition to trace in depth the impact of different black cultures from around the Atlantic on art from the early twentieth century to today. From the influences of African art on the modernist forms of artists like Picasso, to the work of contemporary artists such as Ellen Gallagher, Chris Ofili and Kara Walker, the exhibition will reflect how artists around the Atlantic have claimed the language of Modernism in diverse ways, as a powerful tool to explore, formulate and assert their own identity.

The exhibition will feature the work of over 60 artists including Romare Bearden, Constantin Brancusi, Edward Burra, Renee Cox, Aaron Douglas, Walker Evans, Ellen Gallagher, David Hammons, Isaac Julien, Wilfredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Ronald Moody, Wangechi Mutu, Uche Okeke, Pablo Picasso, Keith Piper, Tracey Rose and Kara Walker.

Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic is part of Liverpool and the Black Atlantic, a series of exhibitions and events that explores connections between cultures and continents.

LOCATION    FOURTH FLOOR GALLERY

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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


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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

Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic Launch Event
Saturday 30 January 2010
10.00-17.50

Admission Free, no booking required
Enjoy the spectacle of Brazilian samba and capoeira in a day of performances celebrating the exhibition Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic and the thriving cultural scene that developed out of the dispersal of peoples of African descent throughout Brazil and Europe.

With a vibrant line-up throughout the day, visitors are invited to take part in an alternative gallery experience. Featuring Liverpool’s award winning Samba School, Manchester Capoeira group and LIPA performance Masquerade Wonderful, expect dazzling costumes, uplifting percussion and inspirational dance.

LOCATION    FOYER

FAMILIES

Tate Explorers
Every Saturday and Sunday (except first Saturday of every month)
13.30-16.30

Admission Free. Suitable for ages 3-12.
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.

LOCATION    EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR


FAMILIES

Tales at Tate
Saturday 3 January
13:00-15:00

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

LOCATION    FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES

FAMILIES

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture Family Activity Trail
Everyday
10.00 – 17.50

Admission Free.  Suitable for ages 5- 12
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.

LOCATION    FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

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