DATE & TIME
Friday 10th June 2016
8:45 am at Tate Modern
transfer by boat
11:30 am at Tate Britain
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG (closest Tube station St Paul, Southwark or Blackfriars)
transfer by boat
Tate Britain, Milbank, London SW1P 4RG
TATE ART TRAIL
Curator-led tour of Mona Hatoum during private hours followed by an introduction to unguided viewing of Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern. Introduction to The Tate Britain Commission 2016: Pablo Bronstein by Director Alex Farquharson and introduction to unguided viewing of Conceptual Art in Britain.
By participating in this event, you are helping Outset raise much-needed funds for the realisation of contemporary art projects.
The first major survey of Mona Hatoum‘s work in the UK, the show covers 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities and engaging the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination. What does is it mean to perform for the camera? With over 50 seminal photographers on display, Performing for the Camera explores the relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious, provocative and sensational topics, as well as humour, improvisation and irony.
Conceptual Art in Britain, curated by Andrew Wilson, gathers together artists who took art beyond its traditional boundaries to suggest new ways of engaging with the realities of the world beyond the studio, which ultimately led to a questioning of the function and social purpose of art. The Tate Britain Commission invites artists to make work in the Duveen Galleries. Bronstein uses architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment, often stimulating and combining conflicting aesthetic styles. This preoccupation with form extends into his installations, sculpture and live work.