Unlock Art: A Brief History of Art Undressed
Television presenter and writer Dawn O’Porter takes us on a whistle-stop tour of nudity in art, from its origins 25,000 years ago to the present day
With an unflinching gaze, O’Porter tackles the ever-changing rules of acceptability for representing and beholding flesh in art.
Unlock Art: Where are the women?
Jemima Kirke, the British-born American artist and actress best known for her role as Jessa Johansson on the HBO television series Girls, stars in a new online film about Women in Art.
In this film, the Girls actress Jemima Kirke addresses the topic of women in art (or the lack them).
Kirke, best known as Jessa Johansson in the HBO series, looks at the changing role of female artists in a male dominated art world over the centuries – and how some of them eventually took on the establishment in the 1970s.
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Unlock Art: Alan Cumming on Pop Art
Actor Alan Cumming presents a quick fire guide to Pop Art
From the streets of Manhattan Alan Cumming whips through the history of Pop Art in America and Britain, from Andy Warhol’s soup cans to Peter Blake’s blue jeans.
Unlock Art: Sally Phillips on Shopping for Art
From Tutankhamun to the ancient Greeks, the church to the Medicis, there’s a long history of shopping for art. Comedian Sally Phillips explains the bulk-buys and the beheadings – then explores the international art fair circuit to find out what’s worth its weight in gold … and why Tate bought the rights to form an orderly queue at any time
Unlock Art: Frank Skinner on performance art
Unlock Art is Tates new short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art. Frank Skinner joins forces with new Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Alan Cumming and other celebrity art fans to introduce some of the big ideas that have shaped art history. A new film is released each month, with topics ranging from the history of the nude and the nature of the art market, to surrealism and Pop art. The topic of the last of the eight films in the series will be put to an online public vote.
Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. As an ongoing supporter of Tates work, Le Méridien also sponsors the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate collection, which enables Tate to buy work by emerging artists at Frieze London