From getting creative with online activities, visiting artists in their studios, going behind the scenes of the galleries, or exploring exhibitions through film and music, Tate is offering a wide range of resources, games and videos to provide entertainment and to help keep people feeling inspired at home.
Coinciding with the first major survey of the work of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tate Britain is offering a special opportunity to hear directly from the artist in an online panel discussion on 29 March. Yiadom-Boakye will be in conversation with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City. Tickets are free and should be booked in advance at tate.org.uk. Ahead of the talk, online visitors are also able to join an evening of poetic responses to the exhibition, featuring new writing inspired by the work of Yiadom-Boakye. Hosted on Tate’s website on 22 March, the event will include a showcase of winning entries by young writers of the Tate Collective writing competition.
For LGBTIQA+ History month 2021, queer people from across the globe have been invited to Queerate Tate. Throughout February, they’ll be choosing artworks from Tate’s collection that speak to their local queer experiences and rewriting traditional interpretations. Tate will share submissions on social media and a final selection will be chosen to form a new online queer gallery on Tate’s website that will go live in March 2021.
Two further online events offer viewers a chance to explore movement and performance art inspired by the work of Bruce Nauman as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives. Resilient Responses: Repair and Restore is available to watch now at tate.org.uk. Viewers will be invited to join a moving meditation with performance artist and dance psychotherapist Ekin Bernay, aimed at calming the mind by encouraging slow and intuitive movement. Online visitors can also watch the premiere of a new performance recorded inside Tate Modern’s subterranean Tanks available on tate.org.uk until 4 March. This fresh and relevant work from some of the most intriguing artists working in performance today, Thomas Heyes, Ekin Bernay and Rowdy SS and special guest Rebecca Bellantoni, was filmed live to camera in the gallery last year. The artists explore ideas around identity, isolation and alienation, themes that thread through much of Bruce Nauman’s work yet take on deeper resonance and relevance at this moment in time.
Tate Kids offers a range of free art activities, quizzes, films and educational resources that the whole family can enjoy. Through the dedicated website tate.org.uk/kids, children can learn about art in fun and inventive ways. Artist-inspired activities offer opportunities for young people of all ages to get creative using materials found at home. Recent videos include creating a mud painting, learning how to use your body to make art with Harold Offeh and a workshop showing viewers how to draw a friend with Joey Yu. Children can create and upload their own digital artworks with Tate Paint and play online games and quizzes inspired by artists in the Tate collection, such as ‘Which Arty Fairy Are You?’
DIGITAL EXHIBITION CONTENT
While Tate’s galleries are closed, there are still many opportunities for visitors around the world to experience exhibitions online. In response to Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern, members of the QTIPOC community reflect on their experience of ‘home’ and ‘love’ in the poignant, From a Place of Love. Hear directly from Muholi in a short film discussing their work and inspiration, or discover the music that inspires Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in this playlist curated by the artist to accompany her exhibition at Tate Britain. December’s Late Tate Britain *Online event shared a series of creative responses to Turner’s Modern World and remains available to watch back on tate.org.uk.
In-depth exhibition guides for all shows are also available to read online including Haegue Yang: Strange Attractors at Tate St Ives. For those wanting to immerse themselves inside the galleries, all Tate Members have exclusive access to filmed curator tours of current exhibitions, including Bruce Nauman at Tate Modern and Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool.
A huge range of artist interviews are available to view on Tate's YouTube channel, including a moving film with Aliza Nisenbaum introducing the NHS key workers who were the subjects for her new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. For those looking forward to Tate’s 2021 exhibitions, a variety of films offer insights into the artists featured in our upcoming programme. Go behind the scenes of Lubaina Himid’s studio in an interview with the artist, find out more about Yayoi Kusama’s obsession with polka dots on Tate’s YouTube and listen to Paula Rego talk about the importance of drawing and printmaking to her practice.
The latest issue of Tate Etc is also available to read online, offering further insight into the current exhibition programme. This includes an interview with Chila Kumari Singh Burman discussing her uplifting Winter Commission that transformed Tate Britain’s iconic façade on Milbank this winter. A personal account of Bruce Nauman by his long-time friend Peter Plagens, and an exploration of JMW Turner’s painting Slave Ship by playwright Winsome Pinnock also feature.
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