Tate – Listings for March 2010

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS March 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:


Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic
29 January – 25 April 2010

Admission: £6.00 (£4.50 concessions)
Supported by Liverpool City Council, with additional funding from Tate International Council, Tate Liverpool Members, The Granada Foundation, The Embassy of the United States in London and The Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

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

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:


LAST CHANCE TO SEE…

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)

TALKS, TOURS & DISCUSSIONS:

Study day
An Introduction to Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic
13 March 2010
10.00–16.00

Admission £30, booking required
Price includes entry to the exhibition
In partnership with the University of Liverpool
This study day will introduce the exhibition’s key theme, an interpretation of the Black Atlantic as a network of surrounding and interconnecting cultures spanning Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean, which played an important role in the development of Modern art. The influence of African art on Modernism – Picasso in particular – is clear, and the continuing dialogue among the various cultures is seen in the works of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s through to contemporary art.

As a gateway to the Atlantic and because of its particular role in the international slave trade, Liverpool is an especially pertinent place to host this exhibition and foster continued study of this historic and cultural phenomenon. The day will provide a historical overview of African-American art and history, with talks from local artists exploring the wider notion of the multi-national Black Atlantic.

Advance enrolment is essential for this event. Enrol by contacting Continuing Education & Professional Development in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool on 0151 794 6900, or email at conted@liverpool.ac.uk, quoting reference number 12443
LOCATION        HOSPITALITY ROOM

TATE LIVERPOOL FILM:

Films are regularly screened at Tate Liverpool to complement and enhance our exhibition programme and Collection displays. This screening will take place at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ. For tickets call FACT on +44 (0)8717 042063 (booking recommended).

The Harder They Come, 1972
Wednesday 10 March 2010
From 18.30

Admission £5.00/£4.00 (Cert 15)
Perry Henzell’s Jamaican film adventure is an internationally lauded cult classic. The picture tells the story of Ivan, a country boy who dreams of fame as a singer. Riding into Kingston on a rickety country bus, he is soon met with disaster by those who falsely mask themselves as his friends. In a breathless climax, Ivan finally breaks from the fold, and begins to wreak his revenge. A fierce expression of a live wire Jamaican spirit, The Harder They Come tells the universal story of a people disenchanted with the world around them.

This film screening forms part of Liverpool and the Black Atlantic, a city-wide series of exhibitions and events that explore connections between cultures and continents, and is screened by FACT in partnership with Tate Liverpool.  
LOCATION        FACT, 88 WOOD STREET, LIVERPOOL, L1 4DQ

FAMILIES:

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

FAMILIES:

Tales at Tate
6 March 2010
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

FAMILIES:

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

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