Tate Modern Private view

Teachers' private view: Marlene Dumas and Conflict, Time, Photography

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to view the exhibitions, attend curator’s talks and take part in artist-led activities.

You'll also get a chance to pick up free resources, meet the Tate Schools and Teachers team, hear about forthcoming programme opportunities and share a drink with colleagues.



Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

18.30–20.30, Level 3 West

Marlene Dumas’s paintings explore themes of sexuality, love, death and shame, often referencing art history, popular culture and current affairs. Dumas plays with the imagination, preconceptions and fears of her viewers, drawing her subjects from both public and personal references including her daughter and herself, as well as recognisable faces from Princess Diana to Osama bin Laden.

Conflict, Time, Photography

18.30–20.30, Level 3 East

From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world including the first to be documented by a camera.


Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden: Curator’s Talk

19.00– 9.30 and 19.45–20.15, Level 3 West
Limited places – sign up in the Turbine Hall
Meet at the entrance to the exhibition

Exhibition curator Helen Sainsbury takes you on a tour of Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, sharing an insight into the work of this contemporary painter. 

Conflict, Time, Photography: Curator’s Talk

19.00–19.30 and 19.45–20.15, Level 3 East
Limited places – sign up in the Turbine Hall
Meet at the entrance to the exhibition

Assistant Curator at Tate Modern and co-curator of Conflict, Time, Photography, Shoair Mavlian gives a tour of this exhibition featuring photographs spanning moments, days and weeks to decades after conflict.


Tate on Khan Academy

18.30–20.30, Level 3 concourse

Meet the Digital Learning team and explore the newly released series of short films and contextual learning materials on the Khan Academy platform offering introductory tutorials on themes including Global Modernisms, Conflict and Contradiction in Art, and Women in Art and Art History.

Tate Kids: Textile Tryouts

18.30–20.30, Level 3 concourse

Tate Kids is Tate's online art destination for kids to enjoy and learn about art. Your class can play art games, write stories, and upload and share art with other kids around the world. Tonight, get involved with Tate Kids' blog activity, Textile Tryouts, inspired by the Richard Tuttle installation in the Turbine Hall. 

Artist-devises resources

A is For – Anna Lucas

Turn over your programme to try out a new limited edition A is For activity devised by artist Anna Lucas designed to support and extend your students visit to the Conflict, Time, Photography exhibition. 

Many Schools and Teachers resources are also available to download from the Tate website

For further information and to book please email resource.coordinator@tate.org.uk

Meet the school and teachers team

18.30–20.30, Level 3 concourse 

The Schools and Teachers team will be available to answer questions and discuss our exciting programme for 2014–15 and upcoming opportunity for you to get involved in 2015–16. 

Play Ground

Pick up a copy of our new magazine which shares the thinking, ideas and questions coming from the Schools and Teachers team and programme. 

Have a drink

18.30–20.30, Level 3 concourse

Use your voucher for a complementary glass of wine or juice at the bar.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

9 February 2015 at 18.30–20.30

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