Tate – Listings for May 2010

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS May 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:

Picasso: Peace and Freedom
21 May – 30 August 2010

Admission: £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)
Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  With additional support from the Spanish and Andalucía Tourist Offices and the Spanish Embassy Cultural Office.  Special thanks to the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte.

Presented at Tate Liverpool from 21 May to 30 August 2010, this major exhibition of over 150 works will reveal a fascinating new insight into the artist’s life as a tireless political activist and campaigner for peace, challenging the widely held view of the artist as creative genius, playboy and compulsive extrovert.

This is the first exhibition to explore the post-War period of the artist’s life in depth, and will reflect a new Picasso for a new time. The exhibition provides a timely look at Picasso’s work in the Cold War era and how the artist transcended the ideological and aesthetic oppositions of East and West.
LOCATION        FOURTH FLOOR GALLERY

NEW COMMISSION:

Rineke Dijkstra: I See a Woman Crying
27 April – 30 May
Admission Free

Following Rineke Dijkstra’s work with Tate Liverpool as part of The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space (Dec 2008 – Jan 2009), the artist has continued her work with the gallery and our communities, producing two compelling video portraits of school pupils from Liverpool.

These two works by Rineke will be projected in the Wolfson Gallery.  The first video installation The Weeping Woman,Tate Liverpool 2009 and a smaller contemplative video portrait entitled Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool 2009.
LOCATION        WOLFSON GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR)

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.

Picasso’s Weeping Woman  features in DLA Piper series: This is Sculpture and you can see reactions of local school groups to this collection piece in the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra: I See a Woman Crying.
LOCATION        FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

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.

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

Tales at Tate
Saturday 1st May 2010
13:00-15:00

Admission Free, no booking required
Come and join our poet and storyteller John Hughes as he tells interactive poems in out exciting exhibition space
Suitable for ages 0- 12
LOCATION        FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS:

Conference
Political Picasso: Peace and Freedom in the Cold War
10:00 – 17:00

£40 (£30 concessions)
Booking Required – 0151 702 7400
This conference sets out to reassess radically the significance of Picasso’s involvement in the Cold War-dominated politics of the late 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s in the USA, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the USSR.  Speakers include Andrew Brighton, David Caute, Brigitte Leal and Diana Widmaier-Picasso.

Please see www.tate.org.uk/liverpool for more details.

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