Tate Modern Course

Telling Tales: Myths, Masks and Other Media

​Joan Jonas Waltz 2003 © Joan Jonas

​Joan Jonas Waltz 2003 © Joan Jonas

​Join us for a special course inspired by the diverse work of Joan Jonas

This four-week course takes Joan Jonas’s pioneering work across a range of media as a catalyst to explore different aspects of storytelling – from popular fairy tales to multi-screen film installations. Each week participants will consider the techniques and technologies involved in a particular form of storytelling, drawing on a close engagement with Jonas’s practice while drawing parallels with the work of other artists and thinkers.

Led by artist and lecturer Alexandra Antonopoulou, the course will also include the opportunity for participants to explore their own personal creative approaches to storytelling. No prior knowledge or experience are required.

Course Structure

Week 1: Myths and Fairy Tales
Week 2: Masks and Identity
Week 3: Screens and Digital Media
Week 4: Performance


Dr. Alexandra Antonopoulou is a visual artist and Senior Lecturer based in the UK. Her research examines design and story-making as tools for life and engages with wider discourses on design pedagogy, narrative theory and science communication. As an expert on theories of play and progressive pedagogy, Alexandra has devised innovative learning programmes for adults and children and has published several picture books. Her artistic practice has been showcased in several museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the London Design Museum and the Whitechapel Gallery.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Every Monday at 18.45–20.45

11 June – 2 July 2018

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