Tate Modern Course

Tate Intensive: The Case for Action

​Tate Intensive 2018 © Tate

A rich and dynamic programme exploring the need for imaginative change within art galleries and museums

Tate Intensive: The Case for Action took place 7–12 July 2019. In a spirit of exchange and collaboration, The programme brought together participants currently working in 22 different countries across six continents: from Brazil, Hungary, India, Japan, France, the United States, Singapore, Ghana, the Netherlands, Argentina, Turkey, Botswana, Ireland, South Africa, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Sweden, Mexico, Tajikistan, Canada, and the UK.

The 2019 Tate Intensive programme was shaped around two central activities in relation to art, its audiences, and museums and galleries today. Firstly, participants worked together to generate new possibilities for their respective practices and institutional policies, undertaking the challenging but vital task of imagining alternative futures. Secondly, the group learned, shared and tested the skills and strategies needed to make change, moving from imagination and critique towards action and transformation.

Held in the Tate Exchange space at Tate Modern, the keynotes and workshops were complemented by daily visits to exhibitions and collection displays at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Whitechapel Gallery.

Download the 2019 Tate Intensive programme

Keynote Speakers

  • Gaylene Gould, Head of Cinemas and Events, BFI Southbank, and Cultural Ambassador for London
  • Helen Legg, Director, Tate Liverpool
  • Hew Locke, artist
  • Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director, The Showroom

Participants

Browse the slideshow below to see who took part in Tate Intensive: The Case for Action

1.	Portrait photograph of Alya Mohamed Al Mulla contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Alya Mohamed Al Mulla, Curator, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2.	Portrait photograph of Amanda Carneiro contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Amanda Carneiro, Supervisor of Mediation and Public Programmes, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Sau Paulo, Brazil

Portrait photograph of Áron Fenyvesi contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Áron Fenyvesi, Chief Curator, acb Gallery and acb ResearchLab Budapest, Hungary

4.	Portrait photograph of Beathur Mgoza Baker contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Beathur Mgoza Baker, Independant Curator, Johannesburg, South Africa

Portrait photograph of Chihiro Watanabe contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Chihiro Watanabe, Director, Contemporary Art Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Portrait photograph of Clelia Coussonnet contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Clelia Coussonnet, Independant curator and writer, Marseilles, France

Portrait photograph of Damon Reaves contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Damon Reaves, Associate Curator of Education for Community Engagement and Access, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, United States

Portrait photograph of Debbie Yeboah contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Debbie Yeboah, Researcher and high school art and design instructor, Kusmasi, Ghana

Portrait photograph of Fiza Akram contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Fiza Akram, Cultural Development Director, Alserkal - Dubai, UAE

Portrait photograph of Fleur Donnelly-Jackson contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Fleur Donnelly-Jackson, Volunteers Manager, Tate, London, United Kingdom

Portrait photograph of Jessica Taylor contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Jessica Taylor, Independent artist, performer, curator, London, United Kingdom

Portrait photograph of Laura Zelaya contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Laura Zelaya, Acting Director of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, United States

Portrait photograph of Maren Siebert contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Maren Siebert, Head of Education, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Portrait photograph of Mariana Marchesi contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Mariana Marchesi, Artistic Director, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Portrait photograph of Öykü Özsoy contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Öykü Özsoy, Curator, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey

Portrait photograph of Pip Hall contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Pip Hall, Assistant to the Audience Engagement Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Austrailia

Portrait photograph of Rado Ištok contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Rado Ištok, Independent curator, researcher, Stockholm, Sweden

Portrait photograph of Reginald Bakwena contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Reginald Bakwena, Manager, Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Gaborone, Botswana

Portrait photograph of Rosa Arteaga Silva contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Rosa Arteaga Silva, Head of Visual Arts Department, Yucatan Government, Merida, Mexico

Portrait photograph of Sarah Ganz Blythe contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Sarah Ganz Blythe, Deputy Director, Exhibitions, Education, and Programs, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, United States

Portrait photograph of Selina Chong contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Selina Chong, Manager, Strategic Planning, National Heritage Board, Singapore

Portrait photograph of Seolhui Lee contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Seolhui Lee, Curator, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Portrait photograph of Shabnam Shermatova contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Shabnam Shermatova, Consultant, National Museum of Tajikistan, Dunshanbe, Tajikistan

Portrait photograph of Siddhant Shah contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Siddhant Shah, Independent museums access consultant, Delhi, India

Portrait photograph of Silvia Forni contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Silvia Forni, Senior Curator (African arts and cultures), Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

Portrait photograph of Tanya Boyarkina contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Tanya Boyarkina, Digital Learning Coordinator, Tate, London, United Kingdom

Portrait photograph of Úna McCarthy contributor in Tate Intensive 2019

Úna McCarthy, Director, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland

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Dates

7–12 July 2019

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