Today we announced the 2013 programme for BMW Tate Live, the second in the four-year partnership between Tate and BMW.
Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern said:
Following an incredibly successful start to our partnership in 2012, I am delighted that BMW Tate Live is growing for 2013. BMW Tate Live: Performance Room has shown the appetite people have to mix art and technology and this is something that we will continue. Adding to this activity will be BMW Tate Live: Performance Events in and around Tate Modern and BMW Tate Live: Thought Workshops, a series of workshops to debate, discuss and dissect the way art can support emotional, intellectual and societal transformation.
The first event in the programme is Suzanne Lacy’s Silver Action.
On 3 February 2013, hundreds of women who took part in significant activist movements and protests from the 1950s to 80s will meet in Tate Modern’s new spaces The Tanks to take part in a live performance. Drawing on Lacy’s previous works such as The Crystal Quilt, they will share their personal stories, highlighting women’s role in shaping our modern society. You can follow the conversations on the Twitter hashtags #BMWTateLive and #SilverAction.
March will see Charles Atlas collaborate with Cecilia Bengolea and Johanna Constantine on a week-long series of live performances within a multi-projection installation, while in September, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina will invite three guests to Tate Modern to tell a story about a photograph that he has taken, the eighth and last occurrence in his ongoing series 18 Pictures and 18 Stories.
Continuing on from last year’s BMW Tate Live: Performance Room series, which saw artists Jerome Bel, Pablo Bronstein, Emily Roysdon and Harrell Fletcher create performance works specifically and only for the online audience, this year’s Performance Room will be launched by Joan Jonas.
A pioneer of the use of film and video in performance, Jonas’s first work conceived for the online audience will be a live tableau using sculptural props, costumes, masks, music, her voice and her students. The only way to see the performance is to tune in live on Youtube on 28 February 2013 at 20.00 GMT.
Other artists making work for the Performance Room in 2013 include Liu Ding (Little Movements), Ragnar Kjartansson and Daniel Linehan. See the full line up.
BMW Tate Live is is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator: Contemporary Art and Performance, and Capucine Perrot, Assistant Curator.