Exhibition banner for The World as a Stage at Tate Modern
The World as a Stage
Tate Modern: Exhibition
24 October 20071 January 2008

The World as a Stage brings together a key group of international, contemporary artists whose works investigate ideas of ‘theatre’, staging and performance.

This is the first exhibition at Tate Modern to bring the realm of performance into dialogue with gallery-based work.  The World as a Stage includes numerous large installations, sculptures, performances, participatory works and events and several new pieces made specifically for the exhibition.

The artists featured are Pawel Althamer, Cezary Bodzianowsky, Ulla von Brandenberg, Jeremy Deller, Trisha Donnelly, Geoffrey Farmer, Andrea Fraser, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jeppe Hein, Renata Lucas, Rita McBride, Roman Ondák, Markus Schinwald, Tino Sehgal, Catherine Sullivan and Mario Ybarra Jr.

In different ways, the works frame the viewer’s presence in the gallery and point to everyday activity in the world as a form of theatre; reconsidering the baroque notion of ‘the world as a stage’ in the twenty-first century.