Tate Liverpool’s Picasso Exhibition Goes on Tour


Tate Liverpool’s blockbuster exhibition, Picasso: Peace and Freedom, has gone on display at the Albertina gallery in Vienna this week.

The critically acclaimed exhibition, which drew almost 100,000 visitors to Tate Liverpool over 14 weeks this summer, is now enticing Austrian gallery goers to view the vast collection of Picasso’s paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings and ceramics. The exhibition, which attracted over two thousand five hundred visitors in the opening three days, continues until 16 January, before travelling to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark where it will be displayed from 11 February to 29 May 2011.

Not only is Picasso now being enjoyed in Vienna, but visitors in Spain and Germany are currently enjoying Tate Liverpool exhibitions on tour.

Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, which was shown in Liverpool from January to April this year, is on display at Centro Gallego De Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago De Compostela, Spain until 10 October.  Over in Germany, Nam June Paik, a major retrospective of the pioneer of new media art which opens at Tate Liverpool on 17 December, is being exhibited at the Museum  Kunst  Palast ( MKP), Dusseldorf.  It closes in Dusseldorf on 21 November, before making the trip to Merseyside.

Director Christoph Grunenberg said
, “Our partnerships with international venues highlight the strength of our exciting and innovative exhibitions, and their broad appeal to visitors both here in the UK and overseas.  Touring exhibitions such as Afro Modern, Picasso and Nam June Paik demonstrate to a worldwide audience that Liverpool is an important city internationally for the visual arts.  To have three exhibitions currently on display at venues across Europe gives a great boost to the artistic life of our city.”



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