UBS Openings: Drawings From The UBS Art Collection
Tate Modern: Exhibition
4 May 7 December 2007
Alighiero e Boetti Aerei

Alighiero e Boetti
Aerei 1978

© DACS, London 2007

This display presents a selection of drawings from The UBS Art Collection profiling two distinct, yet interrelated, modes of drawing. The first is concerned with instinctive drawing; highly reflexive, sometimes map-like and often abstract. The second mode establishes drawing as the perfect vehicle for the exploration of content, readily lending itself to expressing personal and intimate thoughts. It can be inspired by personal experience, observation or popular culture. By bringing together works which exhibit the characteristics of these two paths, the display explores how they relate to each other.

The UBS Art Collection

The UBS Art Collection focuses on works of museum quality that represent the defining trends in European and American contemporary art from the second half of the twentieth century. With over 900 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures by major artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andreas Gursky, Edward Ruscha, Lucian Freud and Candida Höfer, The UBS Art Collection is recognised as one of the world’s most important corporate collections of contemporary art.

As an integral part of UBS’s commitment to the arts, the firm has developed long-term partnerships with leading organisations worldwide. Such relationships have enabled us to realise our vision of sharing works from The UBS Art Collection. The Collection is already available to the public through exhibitions in museums such as MoMA, New York, the Fondation Beyeler, Basel and now Tate Modern.

The UBS Art Collection website: http://www.ubs.com/artcollection/index.html

Tate and UBS share a vision to open up art. Together we have created UBS Openings, a dynamic and wide-reaching programme focused on the Tate Modern Collection.

The programme features the complete re-hang of Tate Modern’s permanent Collection, including a selection of works from The UBS Art Collection, an annual cultural festival, regular live events and an exciting range of activities for families.

By working together, we believe that our unique partnership will enable us to reach out to more audiences than ever before.