Tate – Listings for October 2009

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS October 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
2 October 2009 – 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 been invited to co-curate sections of the display.
LOCATION: FIRST FLOOR 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

LATE AT TATE:
The Seagram Murals: Sound Reflections
22 October 2009, 18.00-21.00

Talk Admission: £4, £2 (Concessions)
This special late night opening celebrates the return of Rothko’s Seagram Murals to Tate Liverpool for the first time in 20 years. The evening features a lecture by Rothko expert and Chief Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery Achim Borchardt-Hume (18.00 – 19.00), who explores the fascinating and turbulent history of these iconic paintings. Booking required.
During the evening, amongst the Seagram Murals, enjoy a free performance by sound artist Colin Fallows. Fallows will draw upon each Mark Rothko’s nine Murals to create a bespoke musical score. Bringing life to these enigmatic paintings, this multi-channel sound installation also incorporates contributions from several high profile international artists and musicians.
LOCATION: THE WOLFSON GALLERY – FIRST FLOOR

TALKS AND TOURS:
Michael Landy in Conversation with and Laurence Sillars
8 October 2009, 18.00-19.30

Admission: £7, £5 (Concessions)
Join Tate Liverpool for this exciting Joyous Machines talk with renowned British artist Michael Landy and Tate Liverpool curator Laurence Sillars. Tonight visitors have the opportunity to hear from the artist himself as he discusses his influences and provides comprehensive responses to Tinguely’s constructive and destructive works. Visitors can also to meet Michael Landy in a book signing session after the event. Booking is essential.
LOCATION: AUDITORIUM – FOURTH FLOOR

TALKS AND TOURS:
Hear from the Curator – Tim Etchells: Performing Sculpture
29 October 2009, 18.00 – 19.30

Admission: £5, £3 (Concessions)
Join Tim Etchells – artist, writer and Artistic Director of celebrated theatre company Forced Entertainment – as he leads a fascinating tour of the Performing Sculpture exhibition located within DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture. A unique opportunity to learn more about the themes explored, this event is the first of two evening tours of DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, hosted by the cultural figures who co-curated these striking Tate Liverpool spaces.
LOCATION: DLA PIPER SERIES: THIS IS SCULPTURE

YOUNG TATE:
Night of the Machine
31 October 2009, 18.00 – 21.00

Admission Free
This late night event, devised by Young Tate, uses the exhibition Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely as a starting point for a creepy celebration of mechanical wonders. With live bands, interactive art and wondrous costumes expect a fun party atmosphere for people aged 13-25.
LOCATION        ALL SPACES

FAMILIES:
The Big Draw: Joyous Machines
17 – 25 October 2009, 13.30 – 16.30

Admission Free
During half term drop-in to Tate Liverpool’s exciting Big Draw activities inspired by Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely. Kids can make their own drawing machines from recycled and junk materials and create large scale drawings in our Studio.
Suitable for ages 5 – 12
LOCATION: EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS:
Life Drawing Workshops: Approaches to the Human Figure
7, 14, 21, 28 October 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

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS:
Lunchtime Lectures: Artists and Practices
13.00 – 14.00
Admission Free
13 October – Artists and the Art Market
20 October – The Notion of Self-Expression
27 October – Gender and Creativity

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

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS:
Architectural Study Day: Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock
13 October 2009, 10.00 – 17.00

Admission: £28, £22 (Concessions)
This study day will focus on the fascinating development of the Albert Dock from its historical origins to World Heritage Site. The story behind the conversion of Hartley’s warehouses to Tate Liverpool will be explored through presentations, workshops and architectural walks around the Dock area. For lovers of history, art, architecture and for the curious, enjoy a little explored but historically fascinating story.
Advance enrolment by Friday 2 October is essential.
Contact the Centre for Lifelong Learning on 0151 794 6900
or e-mail conted@liverpool.ac.uk,
quoting reference number 14782 CEPD 004
LOCATION: HOSPITALITY ROOM – GROUND FLOOR

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 brand new 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

FAMILIES:
Tate Explorers
Every Sunday, 13.30-16.30

Free
Tate Explorer trolleys will be in the first and second floor galleries every Sunday. Collect a map or activity bag and join a journey of discovery to see, feel and learn about the art in the gallery. Fun new activities include magnetic drawing, mystery object drawing and ‘feely drawing’.
Suitable for ages 3-12.
LOCATION: EDUCATION STUDIO – FIRST FLOOR

FAMILIES:
Tales at Tate
Saturday 4 October, 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

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