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  • Learning Private View, 25 November 2013, Tate Britain

    Feeling Totally Bronze, performance by Chloe Cooper at Learning Private View, 25 November 2013, Tate Britain

    © Olivia Hemingway

  •  Chloe Cooper 2014 showing black text on white background

    Chloe Cooper, 2014

    © Chloe Cooper

  • Teachers' course, Tate 2012

    Teachers’ course, Tate 2012

    © Tate

For this year’s Easter School artist Chloe Cooper explores language and writing in art practice, investigating the construction of narrative and persona within the arts, museums and learning. Who are we being when we enter the public space of the gallery? What or who’s script are we following when we appear in public with art and others? What fantasies do we and the museum create around art? How do we use art, what do we want from it and what does it want from us? What is at stake when we enter into a relationship with art and others?

Taking a cross-disciplinary look at interpretation in art discourse, Chloe has invited artists working in music and fiction to contribute to the course. Studio and gallery based sessions will explore the possibilities and tensions inherent in how historic, modern and contemporary art might be experienced, looked at, displayed, made and mediated. Alongside selected works in the Tate collection we will explore performance based art forms in relation to the ‘radical chronology’ of the Tate Britain displays. How might the Tate Britain collection disrupt or uphold traditional art historical narratives?

I enjoyed thinking about art, responding to the ideas and approaches of the professionals involved. These were varied, thoughtful and inclusive.
Easter school participant 2012

This experimental three-day course has been developed in response to the very particular context of Tate Britain as the home of the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day.

See also

Autumn School, 28–30 October 2013, 10.30–17.00
Summer School, 28 July – 01 August 2014, 10.30–17.00

Discount for teachers on Schools

Bursary places are available for teachers for Autumn School, Easter School and Summer School. Teachers are entitled to one bursary place a year on a first come first served basis. Each course will have five bursary places available.

We greatly value the opportunity to work with a diverse group of colleagues at Tate Easter School, including those visiting internationally. Conversation and discussion play an integral role in all Tate courses and so to ensure your enjoyment and maximise your experience it is essential that you are able to use and understand English well. Please do get in touch if you have any queries regarding this.