Past Event Tate Britain Course

Art & the Archive

Larry Achiampong, Ph03nix Rising: 3rd Son 2014

The largest post-1900 British fine art archive in the world, the Tate Archive represents a treasure trove of hidden objects including diaries, sketchbooks, letters, photographs and ephemera. Delving into this vast resource to draw out objects and ideas of interest, we will look back at the collection in relation to time and artists’ practice. How do artists and art works speak to each other across time? Where do the boundaries between art object and archival relic lie? What role does collecting and collating have in artists’ practice?

Artist Larry Achiampong introduces, expands and explores the concept of the archive in relation to his diverse studio practice and the Tate collection. From sound, performance, video and collaboration to object-based work Larry draws out his personal approach to collecting, archiving and presentation through ideas of sampling and re-appropriation. Alongside Larry you will have the opportunity to share and explore your own relationship to public and personal archives as resources for art and learning. 

With exclusive access to the new Digital Learning Studio and the Library and Archive, this study day will support you to engage with Tate’s British art collection and the new chronological re-hang at Tate Britain through the broader context of art and archive.

3 for 2 offer

Schools booking two study days will receive a third free place to attend a session for any member of staff.

Other study days in the Art & series

Art & Language, 13 March 2014, 10.30–17.00 Tate ModernArt & SEN, 16 May 2014, 10.30–17.00 Tate ModernArt & Interpretation, 20 June 2014, 10.30–17.00 Tate Modern

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

2 July 2014 at 10.30–17.00

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