Tate Modern Course

Summer School 2016 Tate Modern

Participants re-enacting Lygia Clark performance at Tanks Summer School, 2012
A re-enactment of Lygia Clark’s performance Baba Antropofagica (Cannibalistic Saliva) originally performed in 1973, Tanks Summer School, 2012

A week of artist-led pop up activities to help you explore new ways of learning

We are delighted to announce that Summer School 2016 will be led by artists Anna Lucas and Alex Schady. Drawing upon structures and systems stemming from performance and lens based media that inform their teaching at university level (Central St Martins, De Montfort University and the Royal College of Art), Alex and Anna propose a series of interconnected modules and pop-up activities. In turn participants are invited to attend, move between, build, re-invent and develop ideas relating to live interventions, moving image, photography and new technologies. 

What happens when a photograph meets a sculpture or when painting looks at video? How might we look at the world differently when 2D, 3D and 4D collide? 

For the workshops they will be working with individual and group activities and introducing a wide range of techniques both digital and analogue.

Rethinking customary educational frameworks and situations, participants and artists move between the roles, forms and ideas of both teacher and student to imagine new and exciting ways of supporting engagement with art once back in the classroom.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in art and ideas over the course of a full week and in the extraordinary new spaces at Tate Modern. The opportunity to be a part of an active, participatory and practical conversation contributing to broader ideas around art, education and the twenty first century museum.


About Summer School

Summer School is the intersection between an artist’s practice and teaching. Using Tate’s collection and exhibitions as a touchstone, the course programme is rich with teaching resources. 

Summer School attracts an exciting group of teachers and artists from around the world to create a dynamic and memorable learning experience.

We greatly value the opportunity to work with a diverse group of colleagues at Tate Summer 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.

Reinvented for the impressive new spaces in the New Tate Modern, Summer School 2016 moves into a dedicated learning zone yet to be opened to the public to test an exciting new way of working.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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25–29 July 2016