Tate Liverpool: Good Feelings in Good Times
Venue: Tate Liverpool
Times: 10:00 - 17:00
GOOD FEELINGS IN GOOD TIMES
Friday 17 February 2017
Tate Liverpool presents Roman Ondák’s (b. 1966) performance Good Feelings in Good Times. This was the first performance artwork to enter the Tate collection and takes the form of an artificially created queue performed in the gallery by a group of participants. The performed queue comes together and dissolves at agreed times with the participants behaving as naturally as possible. Good Feelings in Good Times is inspired by Ondák’s memories of long queues outside grocery shops during the communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia, though the work adopts different meanings when presented in a gallery context. The artist often stages ‘duplicates’ of such everyday social situations, focusing fresh attention on the rituals and behaviours of everyday life. Roman Ondák is a Slovakian artist who produces work in a range of media including performance, drawing, sculpture and installation.