Conversation Pieces: Alia Syed
Alia Syed’s work embraces a wide range of film practices, eluding a single, definable form. Her art problematises the image particularly in relation to notions of gender and cultural difference.
Conversation Pieces: Ingrid Pollard on Landscape
In this artist presentation followed by a gallery tour, Pollard will reflect on her artistic practice ‘in conversation’ with some key landscape works from Tate Britain’s collection displays.
Conversation Pieces: Laura Oldfield Ford – Visions of the Apocalypse
Laura Oldfield Ford’s work depicts dystopian scenes, class conflict and urban ruins using ballpoint pen, fluorescent spray paint and acrylic. Ford makes work that both imagines a future London whilst simultaneously sifting through the detritus of history.
Conversation Pieces: Leo Asemota – Beyond Portraiture
In this lecture Leo Asemota explains how his practice expands traditions of portraiture through the complex layering of history, culture, memory and identity.
Conversation Pieces: Maria Kheirkhah on The Anatomy of Ignorance. Part III: 1001 Questions
Maria Kheirkhah is an artist who works with installation and performance to investigate systems of knowledge, power and culture. In this screening and performance she will be discussing issues around the relationship between artists, artworks and audiences within specific institutional and cultural contexts.
Conversation Pieces: Nada Prlja on Return of the Red Bourgeoisie
Growing up in socialist Yugoslavia (Macedonia), artist Nada Prlja’s art historical education was illustrated by crude black and white reproductions and photocopies of many works from the Tate Collection. In this talk and gallery visit, Prlja, an artist who works with complex ideas of re-appropriation, re-visits the Tate Collection through her memories of growing up as part of the ‘red bourgeoisie’.
Conversation Pieces: Raimi Gbadamosi on Race, Power and Language
Artist and theorist Raimi Gbadamosi challenges the way art objects relate to the viewer particularly in relation to questions of race, language and power. In this talk and gallery tour, Dr Gbadamosi asks crucial questions of the Tate collection in relation to his own practice: ‘What do I do? What did they do? And what do we all do now?’
Conversation Pieces: Susan Stockwell
Susan Stockwell is a sculptor whose art is primarily concerned with the transformation of everyday materials such as paper, rubber, cardboard, computer components, tea bags and coffee. In this talk and gallery visit she explores how themes in her work such as trade, mapping, recycling and re-appropriation are relevant to key works in the collection.
Audio recordings of a series of talks at Tate Britian during 2009–10, entitled Conversation Pieces.