Tate Liverpool Listings Autumn 2017

TATE LIVERPOOL LISTINGS

OCTOBER 2017 ONWARDS

Tate Liverpool forms part of the iconic Albert Dock and is at the heart of the Liverpool Waterfront. Tate Liverpool attracts an average of 600,000 visits a year and hosts a diverse and lively special exhibitions and events programme while displaying work from the national collection free of charge.

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS

This month, there’s lots going on in the gallery for families to enjoy over the half-term break. On Monday 23 October, the whole family can take part in Creative Studio, a free Autism friendly session exploring sensory materials. From Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 October, drop into Pop Dots and create comic style collages inspired by the work on display in ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus. Then head over to the café and take advantage of the kids eat free offer*.

Visitors have their last chance to see the critically acclaimed exhibition Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 and Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry before they close on Sunday 15 October. On Tuesday 10 October, Julian Sander, the great-grandson of August Sander, will be giving a tour around Portraying a Nation where visitors can hear his insights into the works on display.

From Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 October, visitors can drop into Art, Mental Health and Me in Tate Exchange Liverpool and explore how creative arts can be a path to self-expression and mental wellbeing. The event coincides with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October. If that wasn’t enough, the public can discover works by iconic artists from the Tate collection for free in Constellations: Highlights from the Nation’s Collection of Modern Art.

FAMILY AND YOUNG PEOPLE EVENTS PROGRAMME

Families are invited to visit Tate Liverpool’s family space situated on the first floor and open daily from 10.00-17.00. Named the Clore Learning Centre it comprises a family learning room, an ‘Ideas Lounge’ for young people, and a studio space for workshops giving families the opportunity to relax, play and create in this space while enjoying the beautiful views over the Mersey.

ONGOING

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Ongoing
10.00–17.00
FREE DROP-IN
This autumn, the family learning room has been transformed in response to the current free display ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus. Families can have fun turning an everyday outing into a comic strip adventure. Use the lightboxes and projectors to make up a visual story, create a costume with the fabrics, and have an adventure in the dens.

OCTOBER 2017

CREATIVE STUDIO
Monday 23 October 2017
11.00¬–12.30 & 13.30–15.00
FREE DROP-IN
Head over to Tate Liverpool and take part in Creative Studio, a free workshop for children with autism and other social communication issues, their siblings, parents and carers. Inspired by the current display ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus, explore the work of Roy Lichtenstein through colour and pattern in a playful environment. These drop-in sessions will run in the gallery’s specially designed family centre which will be closed to the general public. During the workshop, participants can use the three adjoining spaces; the studio where the hands-on activity will take place, the quiet space to relax in and the family learning room.

POP DOTS
Tuesday 24 – Friday 27 October 2017
13.30–16.30
FREE DROP-IN
Families are invited to take part in a free half-term workshop inspired by the display ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus. Using dotty patterns and quirky captions, have fun creating comic style collages while exploring a range of printmaking techniques inspired by the work of 1960s pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Dots has been developed by Tate Liverpool’s Family Collective, a group of local parents who have been invited to work together with artists at Tate Liverpool to develop exciting activities for the gallery’s early years and family visitors.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, DISPLAYS & COMMISSIONS 2017

SUMMER 2017

PORTRAYING A NATION: GERMANY 1919–1933
On until 15 October 2017
£12.00 / £10.00
Tate Liverpool presents the faces of Germany between the two world wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964). Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 brings together two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period. Featuring more than 300 works, Portraying a Nation combines paintings and works on paper that explore Dix’s harshly realistic depictions of German society and the brutality of war and photographs from Sander’s best known series People of the Twentieth Century, his attempt to document the German people. In painting and photography, these works from a pivotal point in the country’s history reflect both the glamour and the misery of Weimar society.

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 is made up of Otto Dix: The Evil Eye, a touring exhibition from Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf and ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander, an exhibition of works on long loan to the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international modern and contemporary art, which established through The d’Offay donation in 2008 with the assistance of the Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the Scottish and British governments.

ALEKSANDRA MIR: SPACE TAPESTRY
On until 15 October 2017
FREE
Supported by Tate Liverpool Commissioning Circle
Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the anonymous artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066, Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry is a wall hanging made by artist Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967). A visual story of human space exploration based on legends, recorded events, scientific discoveries and predictions of an imagined future, it has been produced and drawn with felt tip pens by the artist in her London studio with young artist collaborators.

Further sections of this work will be displayed at Modern Art Oxford.

AUTUMN 2017

JOHN PIPER
17 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
£10.00 / £8.00 (Includes entrance into Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberté 1938 – 1948)
Supported by the John Piper Exhibition Supporters Group and Liverpool City Council
Tate Liverpool presents a major exhibition exploring the work of the great British artist John Piper (1903–1992). Displaying more than 40 works, including paintings and collages, it offers a new perspective on his powerfully sensitive depictions of his native land and cityscapes. The exhibition emphasises his relationship with major international artists, revealing Piper’s pivotal influence on modern art in Britain from the 1930s onwards. Working across an extraordinarily diverse range of artistic and cultural fields throughout his career, Piper is renowned for his stained-glass window designs, including his centrepiece commission for the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

SURREALISM IN EGYPT: ART ET LIBERTÉ 1938 – 1948
17 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
£10.00 / £8.00 (Includes entrance into John Piper)
Supported by The Montblanc Cultural Foundation, University of Liverpool and H.E. Sh. Hassan M.A. Al Thani
Tate Liverpool presents the UK’s first comprehensive exhibition about Art et Liberté. A radical collective of artists and writers based in Cairo, their body of work forms an underrepresented yet distinct chapter in the history of surrealism. The exhibition tracks the history of the group , presenting more than 100 paintings, photographs, drawings, archival documents and film – most of which haven’t been shown in the UK. Working within the context of the Second World War and Egypt’s colonial rule by the British Empire, Art et Liberté provided a restless generation of young artists, intellectuals and political activists with a platform for cultural and political reform.

MARY REID KELLEY AND PATRICK KELLEY: WE ARE GHOSTS
17 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
FREE
Sponsored by Edge Hill University and supported by Tate Liverpool Commissioning Circle
Tate Liverpool presents the first museum solo exhibition in the UK of Mary Reid Kelley (b.1979, USA) and Patrick Kelley (b.1969, USA). Known for their stylised black-and-white videos, the pair present a new commission for the gallery, We Are Ghosts, as well as her 2016 work, This Is Offal. Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley work in collaboration to create video works that combine painting, performance and poetry to tell surreal stories inspired by history and mythology. Played by the artists acting multiple roles, their characters speak in poetic verse filled with wordplay and puns to tell stories that imagine unrecorded histories.

TATE COLLECTION AT TATE LIVERPOOL

ARTIST ROOMS: ROY LICHTENSTEIN IN FOCUS
On until 17 June 2018
FREE
Made possible through the generosity of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
This autumn Tate Liverpool is showing works by the renowned American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997). The display includes major paintings such as In the Car 1963 and provides a rare opportunity to see a substantial group of Lichtenstein’s work in the North of England. It includes some 20 paintings, reliefs and works on paper by the artist known for his paintings based on comic strips, advertising imagery, and adaptations of works by other artists. Bringing together painting, sculpture and video from throughout Lichtenstein’s career, this exhibition constitutes a key body of work, drawn from ARTIST ROOMS – a collection of international modern and contemporary art, established through the d’Offay Donation in 2008, and jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland – alongside major loans from both institutions and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

CONSTELLATIONS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NATION’S COLLECTION OF MODERN ART
On until July 2019
FREE
Tate Liverpool’s free collection display Constellations: Highlights from the Nation’s Collection of Modern Art continues throughout 2017. The display is made up of several groupings of artworks with each grouping, or ‘constellation’, focussed around one particular piece that has relationships with a variety of modern and contemporary artworks. A new constellation recently opened entitled Refiguring American Abstraction. With Bernard Perlin’s Orthodox Boys 1948 at the heart of the display, it is made up of works by towering post-war American artists, including Mark Rothko, Hedda Sterne and Andy Warhol. Continuing in the gallery are constellations featuring pieces by artists including American contemporary artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960); German artist Joseph Beuys (1921–1986); French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010); American photographer Cindy Sherman (b. 1954); English painter L. S. Lowry (1887–1976) and German-American painter George Grosz (1893-1959).

ADULT EVENTS PROGRAMME

Tate Liverpool’s adult events programme features a variety of talks, workshops, discussions and courses on offer. These events are programmed in parallel with the current special exhibitions and collection displays at Tate Liverpool.

ONGOING

DAILY TALKS AT TATE LIVERPOOL
Every day
13.10, 13.30, 13.50 and 14.10
FREE (No booking required)
Visitors can join free daily talks to get an introduction to key artworks on display at Tate Liverpool. These talks are designed for individuals and small groups and visitors are advised to look out for signs in the gallery for times. Groups of over 10 people can register their visit and book a tour separately.

PORTRAYING A NATION DAILY TOUR
Every day until 15 October 2017
12.00–13.00
£5 (Exhibition ticket also required. Advanced booking recommended)
Visitors are invited to join one of Tate Liverpool’s experienced guides for an hour long tour around Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933. Visitors will learn more about the faces of Germany between the two world wars and explore the works on display by painter Otto Dix and photographer August Sander documenting the radical extremes of the Weimar Republic. These tours are designed for individual visitors and small groups up to a maximum of 10. Groups of over 10 people can register their visit and book a tour separately.

To book onto this event please visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

OCTOBER 2017

LIFE UNDILUTED TOUR: JULIAN SANDER
Tuesday 10 October 2017
16.00–17.00
£5 (Exhibition ticket also required. Advanced booking recommended)
Visitors are invited to enjoy a tour of Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 by Julian Sander, the great-grandson of August Sander who runs the August Sander Foundation and is founder of Galerie Julian Sander. Hear his insights into the works on display as Julian Sander leads the tour around the exhibition.

To book onto this event please visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

NOVEMBER 2017

MAGGI HAMBLING IN CONVERSATION WITH JANE CZYZSELSKA
Wednesday 8 November 2017
18.00–20.00
£5 (Advanced booking recommended)
Visitors are invited a special in conversation event hosted by Jane Czyzselska who will be talking to queer painter Maggi Hambling. Maggi Hambling, the first National Gallery Artist in Residence (1980–81), has established a reputation over the last four decades as one of Britain’s most significant and controversial painters and sculptors. An out queer artist for over 50 years Maggi will talk about her inspirations and her “lesbionic” life. A maverick and outsider, Hambling is one of the last boho artists.

This event is part of Homotopia, the UK’s leading LGBT+ arts festival, taking place in Liverpool every November. Visit homotopia.net for more information.

To book onto this event please visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

TATE EXCHANGE LIVERPOOL

Visitors can enjoy a free programme of participatory workshops, performances and debates as part of Tate Exchange Liverpool. The programme takes place in a unique space at the heart of Tate Liverpool’s collection display Constellations: Highlights from the Nation’s Collection of Modern Art on the first floor galleries.

TATE EXCHANGE LIVERPOOL PROGRAMME

OCTOBER 2017

ART, MENTAL HEALTH AND ME
Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 October 2017
11.00–16.00
FREE DROP-IN
Visitors are invited to join Mersey Care for an exploration of how creative arts can be a path to self-expression and mental wellbeing. Drop into Tate Exchange Liverpool and look, listen and discuss personal values on mental health, as well as help challenge the stigma. Featuring photography, artworks, film and animation from a wide variety of age groups, there will also be daily drop in poetry and art workshops to take part in. Service users and artists will talk about their works and how creativity and art plays an important role in recovery and mental wellbeing. This interactive event is programmed in association with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust coincides with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October and is part of the Liverpool Mental Health Festival.

Programmed in association with Mersey Care, a Tate Exchange Liverpool Associate.

For further information please visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

ILLUSTRATING FUTURES
Monday 16 – Sunday 22 October 2017
10.00–17.00
FREE DROP-IN
This series of events will look at how comics and zines can be tools of expression whilst improving literacy and overall wellbeing. During the week visitors can learn more about the importance of illustration as a therapeutic aid in treating mental health and take part in a workshop with Comics Youth to create their own comic. There will be the opportunity to look at comics created by young people and find out more about the impact on mental health and wellbeing comics can have. Illustrating Futures is a collaboration between University of Liverpool and Comics Youth, who deliver comic and zine workshops for disadvantaged children and young people aged 8 – 25 within Merseyside and Knowsley.

For further information please visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

CLIMAVORE: THE BRITISH SEAFRONT
Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October 2017
10.00–17.50
FREE DROP-IN
Climavore is a long-term project initiated by Cooking Sections to envision new systems of food production and consumption that react to the appearance of new seasons. Visitors can discover how time and season can play a crucial role on what they eat. How can we create drought-resistant vegetables in a period of water scarcity? How do we cope with advancing and receding deserts? How do we foster dune stabilising vegetables in times of coastal flash floods? Different from the now obsolete cycle of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, Climavore rethinks the construction of imaginaries, landscapes and infrastructures by looking at how climatic alterations offer a new set of clues to adapt our diet, anxieties and desires to them. They are currently focusing on the British seafront to rethink the contemporary challenges of British coastal waters. Their research and findings will be on display in Tate Exchange Liverpool with the opportunity to ask questions and discover more about ‘food seasons’ and different ecologies.

BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN
Tuesday 31 October 2017
10.00–17.50 (Talk with artists at 14.00)
FREE DROP-IN
Artists Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed will present a range of material generated through their recent project Big Rock Candy Mountain, a conceptual candy factory co-developed with the students at Queen Alexandra Elementary School in Vancouver, Canada. Visitors are invited to join a talk, followed by Q&A with the artists or drop into Tate Exchange Liverpool throughout the day for an informal chat with the artists. They will also be launching Multiple Elementary, a book that explores the elementary school classroom as a site of invention and reception of contemporary art practices, co-published by YYZBOOKS and Black Dog Publishing. Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling have been collaborating since 2007. Their projects take shape as long-term research initiatives, public installations, social situations and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists’ multiples.

NOVEMBER 2017

THE TILTING AT WINDMILLS
Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 November 2017
10.00–16.00
FREE DROP-IN
The Tilting at Windmills is a performance that looks at how the voice is a subject within the act of protest. Join artist Alex Turgeon for a performance that is defined as combating imaginary enemies, or confrontations that are incorrectly defined, or misinterpreted and based on heroic or idealistic justifications. The performance investigates the rise of echo chambers as a result of segregated social networks, and how information and poetry is disseminated, and distributed, through the individual. The image of the town crier, a figure that sits within the history of Liverpool as a pre-industrial city, is used as a historical anecdote, to consider how the body (or human condition) has evolved in the process of disseminating and editing information.

 

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Liverpool Waterfront
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