The BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop Series 2013–14 was a project that explored the possibilities of change and transformation, through ideas about art, thought, technology and more. Organised by Tate Public Programmes in partnership with theatre company Quarantine, the project was open to everybody and all kinds of ideas. People simply had to answer the question, “If you had a year to change something, what would you do?” This could have been something personal, social, political, or even global. Following an international callout, a group of 30 participants were recruited and met across a series of five events from July 2013 to March 2014.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the publication If you had a year to change something, what would you do? Documenting the events of the BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop Series and its participants, this publication contains original contributions from; Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea, Artistic Directors of Quarantine; Justin Hopper, writer and journalist; Joseph Kendra, Assistant Curator of Public Programmes, Tate; Niki Kopcke, founder of roaming restaurant and social enterprise Mazí Mas; art and architecture practice public works; and illustrations by Florence Shaw. The publication was designed by multidisciplinary artistic duo Ana Cavic and Renée O’Drobinak, Ladies of the Press* and made possible by the generous sponsorship of BMW.
The publication If you had a year to change something, what would you do? will be available to purchase for £5.00. Refreshments are provided.
This event follows The Legacy of Learning, a panel discussion investigating how projects and collaborations between artists and the public might transform the way we think about current artistic practice, learning and the role of the museum.