Living Room
Works from the Tate collection
Tate Liverpool: Exhibition
5 July 20145 July 2015
Free
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  • Susan Hiller, 'Belshazzar's Feast, the Writing on Your Wall' 1983-4
    Susan Hiller
    Belshazzar's Feast, the Writing on Your Wall 1983-4
    Video
    support, each: 509 x 409 mm
    duration: 21min, 52sec
    Purchased 1984© Susan Hiller
  • Sam Durant, 'Abandoned House #1 (Case Study #22)' 1995
    Sam Durant
    Abandoned House #1 (Case Study #22) 1995
    Foam core, cardboard, Plexiglas, tape, spray enamel, wood and metal
    object: 780 x 1080 x 810 mm
    Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson 2009© Sam Durant
  • Ivor Abrahams, 'Oxford Gardens I' 1977
    Ivor Abrahams
    Oxford Gardens I 1977
    Screenprint, varnish and embossing on paper
    image: 239 x 184 mm
    Presented by Evelyne Abrahams, the artist's wife 1986© Ivor Abrahams
  • Linder, 'Untitled' 1976
    Linder
    Untitled 1976
    Photomontage on paper
    136 x 210 mm
    Purchased 2007© Linder

This display of work from Tate’s collection links the institutional space of the museum to the familiar interior of the home. The works on display allude to the central role of domestic space in our lives and its representation as a subject matter for artists.

Artists featured includeIvor Abrahams;Naum Gabo, Sherrie Levine, Susan Hiller, Nan Goldin, Patrick Caulfield and Gabriel Orozco among others who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting. The collection was curated as part of the 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, which presented artists who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting.