Tate Modern Course

Six ways of thinking about art

Daniel Spoerri, ‘Prose Poems’ 1959–60
Daniel Spoerri, Prose Poems 1959–60. Tate. © DACS, 2020

Led by Nigel Warburton author of The Art Question and A Little History of Philosophy. This popular course explores the philosophical basis of our attempts to understand works of art. Over six weeks we consider themes such as form and concept and the artists' intentions against our own subjective responses and the materiality of an artwork. Visits to the galleries each week give us the opportunity to look at works of art in the Tate collection from a range of theoretical perspectives.

This course is open to all levels and experience of philosophy and art history.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Every Monday at 18.45–20.15 and 18.45–20.15 and 18.45–20.15 and 18.45–20.15 and 18.45–20.15 and 18.45–20.15

9 June – 14 July 2014