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Artist Talks at Tate Liverpool – March / April 2007

Future Talks at Tate Liverpool…

Artist Talks: Imaging Liverpool
In this series of illustrated talks, selected artists from Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde discuss their particular photographic and filmic representations of Liverpool in the exhibition and reflect on their oeuvre as a whole.

Talks take place 18.00 – 20.00

Rineke Dijstra
Wednesday March 14

Rineke Dijstra will talk specifically about her video portraits filmed at the Buzz Club, Liverpool in 1995 which serve as an alternative take on the city of Liverpool. The artist will expand on the process of engaging young people of the time, caught up in the hysteria of club culture to pose for portraits that at once seem vulnerable and self-assured. Dijstra will also talk about how these portraits fit into her body of work as a whole and how she intends to revisit this work in the near future.

Vanley Burke
Wednesday April 11

Vanley Burke will discuss his black and white photographs of Liverpool city centre and outskirts. Born in Jamaica in 1951, Burke moved to Birmingham in 1965 and started photographing daily life in the community around him with a camera given to him by his grandmother for his 10th birthday. The artist visited Liverpool in the 1980s. For over 30 years, Burke has single-mindedly followed his self appointed task of documenting the life of the black community in Britain, and continues this type of work today.

Martin Parr
Monday April 16

Martin Parr will talk about his colour photographs of Liverpool and New Brighton. Based in Merseyside during the 1980s, Parr photographed the city extensively. He created his acclaimed series The Last Resort (1983 – 6) in the faded seaside town of New Brighton during this time and some never-before seen views of Liverpool, depicting the city in decline but also reflecting a character of defiance evident in the people of Liverpool. Parr will talk about the impact Liverpool had on his work at the time.

Tate Liverpool The Auditorium
£6 (£5 concessions), booking recommended
£4 (Members)
For tickets, call 0151 702 7400