Tate Liverpool Conference

Conference: Art, Activism, Language; Feminist issues in Museums and Galleries

Emma Curd leading a workshop at Tate Exchange Liverpool

Join us in exploring the intersection of art, activism and language with invited artists and researchers. This community-oriented research day aims to discuss resistant art practices, exploring the role of art-making and co-production in contemporary art institutions.

There will be a series of presentations by artists, activists and community researchers, led by artist-researcher Emma Curd as part of her PhD. The project aims to democratise the institutional language encountered in museums and galleries, and will conclude in the production of a printed toolkit designed to disarm authoritative voices in contemporary art spaces.

This event aims to empower individuals and groups in the gallery space, to boost ownership of art works in Tate's public collection, as well as providing a sense of comfort and agency within spaces that aren't necessarily welcoming.


11.00 - 12.00 Audio session and talk with Community Collective about Tracy Emin Audio Project

12.00 - 12.45 Artist Nina Edge and Community Collective discuss ‘Making Sense of Art’

12.45 - 13.30 Break

13.30 - 14.15 Welcome and Introduction: Shared Language and ‘The People’s Glossary’ with Emma Curd

14:15 - 15.00 Discussing Visual Interpretation for Auto Agents at Bluecoat with Jade French

15:00 - 15.45 The Importance of Gossip in Feminism and Art Worlds with Liv Wynter

15.45 - 16.30 Feminism, Protest Aesthetics & Zine-making (as an act of resistance) with Maggie Matic

Tate Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

1 December 2017 at 11.00–16.30