Friday 1 April – Sunday 5 June 2011

A Sense of Perspective deals with the in between and the undefined, in a groundbreaking exhibition developed and curated by young people in Liverpool, Helsinki, Paris and London. 

Members of Young Tate collaborated with counterparts and curatorial staff from four major European galleries to curate an exhibition at Tate Liverpool, using fifteen key works selected from the Tate Collection.  The display will include new acquisitions, including Chen Zhen’s sculpture Cocon du Vide 2000 and Rosângela Rennó’s Experiencing Cinema 2004-5, both never before seen in the UK.

The exhibition reflects on the state of being ‘in between’: the idea of youth as a period in between generations, and the idea of migration as the experience of living between cultures.  Installations, sculpture, video and photography by artists including Sarah Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Olafur Eliasson and Turner Prize 2010 shortlisted artist Dexter Dalwood will feature.

Young Tate member Selina Borji said, ‘A Sense of Perspective challenges our tendency to define and limit our understanding, and focuses on works which highlight cultural, generational and artistic difference.’

Tate Liverpool’s Exhibitions and Displays Curator, Sook-Kyung Lee, said, ‘This is a rare opportunity to see the Tate Collection with an inspiring new perspective. Young Tate and their European counterparts have shown a great understanding of contemporary art and its diverse issues, in particular the ideas around ‘in between’ both formally and contextually.’

Tate Liverpool’s Youth and Community Curator, Shaun Curtis, added, ‘This is the first time that Young Tate has worked with young people from other European galleries on a collaborative project of this kind.  With the full support of Tate expertise, the young people have taken the exhibition from initial concept through to hanging the display, overseeing related events, promotion and publications.’

A Sense of Perspective is curated by Young Tate as part of a European partnership project, in collaboration with counterparts from Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Britain.


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Supported by the European Commission Youth In Action programme. With additional support from The British Council, the Youth Opportunities Fund and the Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust.