Tate – Listings for March 2008

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS MARCH 2008
SPECIAL EXHIBITION 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.

 

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

 

 

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS

Booking recommended: please call 0151 702 7400 to reserve your place.

 

Lunchtime Lectures:

Twentieth Century Art – Artists and the Art Market

 

13.00 – 14.00

£5, £4 (Concessions), £3 members

 

4 March Art and the Esoteric

11 March The Gaze and ‘Visual Pleasure’

 

 

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

 

LOCATION TATE CAFÉ

 

 

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS

Booking recommended: please call 0151 702 7400 to reserve your place.

Artist Talk:

Rules and Repetition – Michael Craig-Martin

 

Thursday 27 March

18.00 – 19.30

£7, £5.50 (Concessions), £4 members

 

Michael Craig Martin is a conceptual artist particularly noted for his influence on the generation of YBA artists who emerged in the 1990s, including Damien Hirst. Craig-Martin discusses his career to date.

 

LOCATION AUDITORIUM

 

 

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

 

Drawing Days:

Life Drawing Workshops: Colour and the Human Figure

 

Every Wednesday until 26 March

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 EDUCATION STUDIO AND GALLERIES

 

 

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

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century: Abstraction to Distraction

Thursday 27 March

18.00–21.00

 

Be surprised by musicians in the galleries responding to abstract work from Tate Liverpool’s collection display. Be confronted with a special one off group performance relating to Rodin’s Kiss and stay to hear The Neil Campbell Collective perform a set inspired by the collection display complete with electric cello, processed classical guitar and wordless vocals.

 

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

 

Big Family Album

Sunday 30 March

Drop-in from 13.30 – 16.30

Free (Suitable for all ages)

 

Supported by Tate Members

 

Take part in the Big Family Album, let us share our memories with you and you can do the same in return, looking at artworks past and present, by our birthday weekend we will be able to produce a fascinating display featuring our history and yours.

 

LOCATION FIRST FLOOR EDUCATION STUDIO

 

 

FAMILIES

 

Tate08 Activity Space: Easter Holiday Family Fun

Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 March

Drop-in from 13.30 – 16.30

Free (For families all ages)

 

Sponsored by Tate08 Partners

 

If you want to learn more about Niki de Saint Phalle then join us in this exciting Easter holiday workshop exploring her colourful work.

 

LOCATION FIRST FLOOR EDUCATION STUDIO

 

 

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

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