On the last Thursday of every month Tate Liverpool opens late for special events, music, food, drink and of course the best modern and contemporary art. This month’s Late at Tate, Thursday 25 October (18.00 – 21.00), invites visitors to voice their opinions on the recently opened 2007 Turner Prize exhibition. There will be an opportunity to discuss this year’s artwork in different spaces throughout the building - by listening in on a conversation in the auditorium, taking part in a quiz in the Café or joining in a debate in the bathrooms. The evening will reflect on previous years of the Prize, culminating with a special performance by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and his band.
As well as activity at Tate Liverpool, artists from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts will liven up the dock with Along the Colonnades, a series of installations and performance works. Also, neighbouring Site Gallery’s Fabric of Protest exhibition will open late too.
In the Read all about it event Miranda Sawyer, writer, broadcaster and jury member for Turner Prize 2007, leads a discussion with 2004 prize-winner Jeremy Deller. Sawyer and Deller explore the themes of this year’s Turner Prize and how it has been received by the media by responding directly to newspaper articles and headlines about the Turner Prize past and present. The event starts at 18.00, and tickets cost £7. To book call Tate Liverpool on 0151 702 7400.
Meanwhile, renowned Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX presents The FREE BEER vs.Copyright Pub Quiz, commissioned by ProjectBase in the Tate Liverpool Café. SUPERFLEX develop tools and products which create conditions for the production of new ways of thinking, acting, speaking and imagining. They will engineer a Pub Quiz in the Café for teams of five people. Join in and be in with a chance to be on the prize winning team.
In the basement bathrooms of Tate Liverpool, artist Jay Reichsteiner continues his popular series of Washroom Talks. Aspects of the Turner Prize and contemporary art discussed on the night in the bathrooms will include art and elitism; the relationship between the public and art; and the role of the Turner Prize in heightening public awareness of contemporary art.
Finally at the end of the night, Martin Creed and band will play a set. Music has always played an important role for Creed, winner of the Turner Prize in 2001. For Late at Tate Liverpool, Creed and his band will play a selection of pieces from his repertoire in the foyer.
18.00 - 19.30: Read all about it (Auditorium)
18.30 - 20.00: The FREE BEER vs. Copyright Pub Quiz (Cafe)
18.00 - 20.00: The Washroom Talks (Toilets)
20.15 - 21.00: Martin Creed and Band (Foyer)
Notes to Editor
Late at Tate is a series of monthly late-night openings taking place on the last Thursday of every month from 18.00 - 21.00, as the city centre bustles with late-night shoppers. Visitors have the opportunity to drop-in after 18.00 and enjoy a series of one-off events themed around the artworks on display, see all the Tate Liverpool exhibitions, and enjoy a different kind of Tate experience. On Late at Tate nights Tate Café will be open until 22.00 (last orders 21.30) and serving a special dinner menu - providing the perfect opportunity to refuel before or after enjoying an evening of art and culture. A bar in the foyer will provide refreshments for those enjoying the events. Entry to Tate Liverpool on Late at Tate nights will be free, although special exhibition entry, food and drink and selected events may incur a charge. There will be no Late at Tate events in December 2007 or January 2008. Other venues on the Albert Dock will also be staying open late to coincide with Late at Tate.