Tate – Listings for September 2009

imageTATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS September 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

Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour 1950 to Today
29 May – 13 September 2009
Admission: £7.90 (£5.90 concessions)

Location: FOURTH FLOOR GALLERY
With support from the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

At a time of unprecedented interest in the role of colour in graphic design, fashion and interior design, Tate Liverpool presents Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today. The exhibition looks at the shifting moment in twentieth-century art, when a group of artists began to perceive colour as ‘readymade’ rather than as scientific or expressive. Taking the commercial colour chart as its point of departure, the exhibition emphasises a radical transformation in the post-War Western art that is characterised by the departure from such notions as originality, uniqueness and authenticity.

The exhibition has been organised by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and includes major works by more than forty artists, including Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Frank Stella, Yves Klein, Richard Serra, John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Damien Hirst, David Batchelor, Jim Lambie, Angela Bulloch and Cory Arcangel.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

AND Festival: Carolee Schneemann
23-27 September 2009
Admission Free
Location: WOLFSON GALLERY – GROUND FLOOR

Tate Liverpool is proud to present Precarious, an exhibition by the renowned performance and film artist Carolee Schneemann.

Revered for her pioneering, provocative work and involvement in the women’s movement in the 1970s, Schneemann deploys her own body as both subject matter and a source of knowledge. The exhibition, which will take place in the ground floor Wolfson Gallery for the duration of the Abandon Normal Devices festival, will feature recently re-edited films, including early works such as Meat Joy (1964).


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DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture
From 1 May 2009
Admission Free
Location: FIRST FLOOR AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

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, Cornelia Parker and Michael Landy. 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.

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ARTIST ROOMS: Sol LeWitt
12 May – 13 September 2009
Admission Free

Location: WOLFSON GALLERY – GROUND FLOOR
Throughout 2009, 18 museums and galleries across the UK will be showing over 30 ARTIST ROOMS from the collection created by the dealer and collector, Anthony d’Offay, and acquired by the nation in February 2008. This is the first time a national collection has been shared and shown simultaneously across the UK, and has only been made possible through the exceptional generosity of independent charity The Art Fund and, in Scotland, of the Scottish Government. As part of the tour, Tate Liverpool present Wall Drawing #1136 (2004) a major wall drawing by the influential American artist Sol LeWitt

This monumental and colourful work from the ARTIST ROOMS collection was first installed at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco in 2004 and is a late example of LeWitt’s work, where vibrantly coloured bands are painted directly onto the wall of the gallery space. At Tate Liverpool it will span the 22 metre long wall of the ground floor gallery.

LATE AT TATE

The Long Night: Carolee Schneemann
24 September 2009, 18.00-21.00
Location: WOLFSON GALLERY – GROUND FLOOR

Join Tate Liverpool for an evening event inspired by the work of Carolee Schneemann, coinciding with city-wide festival Abandon Normal Devices (AND). In an evening of music and performance, the Gallery is proud to present a personal appearance by the artist herself. Schneemann will perform Mysteries of the Iconographies, a recent visual lecture in which she travels backwards and forwards in time. The evening will end with a Q&A session with the artist.

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Life Drawing Workshops: Approaches to the Human Figure
16, 23 and 30 September 2009, 13.30-16.30
Admission: £10 (£7.50 Concessions)

Location: EDUCATION STUDIO

In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University

Tate Liverpool’s hugely popular drawing days restart in September. 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.

TALKS, TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS

Lunchtime Lectures: Artists and Practices
13.00 – 14.00
Admission Free

Location: AUDITORIUM
22 September – Myths of the Artist
29 September – Artists on Film

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


FAMILIES


Colour Lab
29 May – 13 September 2009, 10.00-17.50
Admission Free with entry to Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today
Location: FOURTH FLOOR GALLERY

Supported by the European Regional Development Agency

Explore colour in Tate Liverpool’s Colour Lab, and exciting interactive space for children and families visiting the Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today exhibition. Activities focus on playing with colour through paper based activities and 3D games.

Colour Lab also features a special activity in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, offering visitors the opportunity to undertake a short test on their perceptual colour judgements.

FAMILIES

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture Family Activity Trail
Everyday, 10.00 – 17.50
Free

Location:  FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
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

FAMILIES

Tate Explorers
Every Sunday, 13.30-16.30
Free

Location: EDUCATION STUDIO (FIRST FLOOR)
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.

FAMILIES

Tales at Tate
Saturday 5 September, 13:00-15:00
Free

Location: FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES
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.

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