Late at Tate Liverpool: Art, Freedom and Opposition
Thursday 26 June 2008, 18.00–21.00
On the last Thursday of every month Tate Liverpool opens late for special events, music, food, drink and the best modern and contemporary art. This month’s Late at Tate, Thursday 26 June (18.00 – 21.00), is themed around Tate Liverpool’s current exhibition Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900.
“To Art its Freedom” was the rallying cry of the Viennese Secession, a group co-founded by Klimt who championed individual art sensibilities over more traditional bourgeois values in late 1900s Austria.
Join us for a musical and talkative night of challenge, contradiction and oppostition that considers the period just prior to Klimt’s critical acclaim as an artist.
Take a tour by Dr.Christoph Grunenberg, Director of Tate Liverpool and co-curator of Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna, 1900,
sit in on a lively salon led by Ralf Bock on a Viennese movement that rivalled the Secession,
and at the end of the evening kick back and enjoy the lush, tender and walzy sounds of singer-songwriter Ana Silvera.
Throughout the evening visitors will also be treated to chance encounters with musicians and the Mellowtone DJs who will be playing contemporary records with a classical twist.
Admission to Late at Tate is free. Charges apply to salons, tours and talks.
Free, no booking necessary