Rineke Dijkstra: I See a Woman Crying
Tate Liverpool: Display
27 April 30 August 2010
Pablo Picasso, 'Weeping Woman' 1937

Pablo Picasso
Weeping Woman 1937
Oil on canvas
support: 608 x 500 mm frame: 847 x 739 x 86 mm
Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of tax with additional payment (Grant-in-Aid) made with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1987© Succession Picasso/DACS 2002

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Following Rineke Dijkstra’s work with Tate Liverpool as part of The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space (Dec 2008 – Jan 2009), the artist has continued her work with the gallery and our communities, producing these two compelling video portraits of school pupils from Liverpool.

These two works by Rineke will be projected in the Wolfson Gallery, The Weeping Woman,Tate Liverpool 2009 and a smaller contemplative video portrait entitled Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool 2009.

Dijkstra’s The Weeping Woman, Tate Liverpool was initially inspired by the ways in which school groups discuss art works on display here at Tate Liverpool, Rineke worked with four schools as they looked at and discussed art works from the Tate collection, including Picasso’s Weeping Woman, 1937.

In common with Dijkstra’s past work, her The Weeping Woman, Tate Liverpool explores the portrayal of emotional responses to a given situation, along with what the artist describes as ‘uninhibited moments’, occurring in young people during that transitional stage between childhood innocence and adult awareness.

By turns humorous, moving and surprising, Dijkstra’s The Weeping Woman, Tate Liverpool is a charming and engaging work that is guaranteed to spark discussion.

See Picasso’s Weeping Woman on display now in DLA Piper series: This is Sculpture.

Rineke Dijkstra
Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool 2009
© Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler and the artist
© Tate Film

Rineke Dijkstra
The Weeping Woman, Tate Liverpool 2009
© Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler and the artist
© Tate Film