Tate – Listings for November 2009

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS November 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)

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS:

Hear from the curator – Wayne Hemingway: Sculpture Remixed

12 November 2009
18.00 – 19.30
£6 (£4 concessions). Price includes a glass of wine
This event is supported by Tate Liverpool Members.
Wayne Hemingway & Son have put a radical new slant on the latest Tate Collection display The DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture by transforming the gallery into a real life silent disco. Take over 20 figurative sculptures from the Tate Collection, add a light-up disco dance floor, mirror balls and lighting design by Kathrine Sandys, and create a completely new interactive gallery environment. In this informal discussion event, join Wayne Hemingway as he talks through his approach to creating this radical new space and find out how the silent disco came into being.

LOCATION: HOSPITALITY ROOM

MUSIC:

Sculpture Remixed: Guest DJ Launch Party
12 November 2009
14.00-21.00
Free admission
Wayne Hemingway & Son have put a radical new slant on the latest Tate Collection display The DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture by transforming the gallery into a real life ‘silent disco’.

Enjoy brand new play lists from renowned local musicians throughout the day then hit the dance floor after hours with the Soul Train dancers and legendary electro funk DJ Greg Wilson.

LOCATION: SCULPTURE REMIXED GALLERY – SECOND FLOOR

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS:

Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals

Saturday 7 November 2009
10.00–16.00
£28 (£22 Concessions)
This one day course offers students the opportunity to study Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals, a commissioned series of paintings originally intended for the Seagram Building in New York. The course will use these late works as a starting point to trace Rothko’s relationship with American Abstract Expressionism and his attempt to communicate human emotions through painting. Led by Judith Walsh.

Advance enrolment is essential for this event. You may enrol by contacting Continuing Education and Professional Development in the Centre for Lifelong Learning on 0151 794 6900 or email conted@liverpool.ac.uk, quoting reference number 14953 CEPD 004. Enrolment closing date Thursday 29 October.

LOCATION: TATE LIVERPOOL EDUCATION STUDIO

LATE AT TATE

Magic Mirror Ball:

26 November 2009
19.00 – 22.00
£5
An event by and for adults with a learning disability and anyone who loves 70’s disco (fancy dress encouraged). Dance the night away at this arty party and 70’s disco. Get down with our resident DJs, make a mask, experience live magic, take part in arts activities, enjoy a tour of the gallery with an angel guide, have a drink in the bar with your friends, or maybe just chill in the relaxation room.

This event is part of In the Frame, a project run by people with a learning disability, hosted by Tate Liverpool for DaDaFest International 2009.

Late night bar and snack menu in the café. Accessible parking and drop off points throughout Albert Dock.

LOCATION: ALL SPACES

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS:

Lunchtime Lectures: Artists and Practices

13.00 – 14.00
Admission Free
10 November: Artistic Practice – Painting
17 November: Artistic Practice – Sculpture
24 November: Artistic Practice – Photography

This series of lunchtime lectures examines the way the artist has been represented from the Renaissance to the present day through looking at autobiographies, letters, literature and film. Led by Emma Roberts, Liverpool School of Art and Design.
These lectures are in association with Liverpool John Moores University BA (Hons) History of Art and Museum Studies

LOCATION: AUDITORIUM – FOURTH FLOOR

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS:

Life Drawing Workshops: Approaches to the Human Figure

4, 11, 18, 25 November 2009
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

TATE TEACHERS:


Tate Teachers: Exploring Drawing
21 & 22 November 2009
10.00 – 16.00
£150
Delivered in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University
This weekend course focuses on the art works in Joyous Machines, and explores the figure and movement as material to support, expand and invigorate contemporary drawing. It provides a supportive environment of exploration and discovery in which participants, working alongside an artist, are encouraged to develop ideas for use in their own practice.

LOCATION        EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR


FAMILIES:


Tate Explorers

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

Saturday 7 November
13:00-15:00
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
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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