Tate Modern Talk

Ten Minute Talks: Power to Change

 Photograph of an acorn root and sprouting plant

Ackroyd & Harvey Beuys’ Acorns, 2007 Collection of the artists © Ackroyd & Harvey

Hear from Tate staff, volunteers, and members of our community as they share their responses to artworks on display

Saturday 30 October

13.00 – Round Dance

Location: Room 13 In The Studio; Natalie Bell Building, Level 2 East.
Guide: Natalie Bell, Head of Youth and Community Programmes at Coin Street will discuss Round Dance by Shirazeh Houshiary.

14.30 – Ernest Cole

Location: Room 4 in Artist & Society, Natalie Bell Building, Level 2 West.
Guide: Pelumi Odubanjo, independent curator, writer and researcher, will discuss the work of Ernest Cole.

16.00 – Babel

Location: Room 6 in Media Networks; Natalie Bell Building, Level 4 East.
Guide: Jorge Saavedra Utman, author and trustee at Latin Elephant, will discuss Babel by Cildo Miereles.

Sunday 31 October

13.00, 14.30 and 16.00 – The Eye in the Sky

Location: Room 11 in Artist and Society, Natalie Bell Building Level 2 West.
Guide: Tana Wollen, Tate Volunteer will discuss The Eye in the Sky by Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad.

13.00 – Beuys Acorns

Location: South Landscape, outside of the Blavatnik Building.
Meeting point: Michael at 12.55 on the Turbine Hall Bridge before going outside, or on the South Landscape at 13.00. Visitors with a ticket will be granted re-entry to the gallery.
Guide: Michael Raymond, Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern will discuss Beuys Acorns by Ackroyd & Harvey.

14.30 – Untitled

Location: A Year in Art: Australia 1992, Natalie Bell Building Level 3.
Guide: Araba Banson, Tate Collective Producer, will discuss Untitled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Power to Change is supported by the AKO Foundation.

Power to Change considers the artistic, museum and cultural sectors’, emotional and practical responses to climate and ecological emergency. We are amplifying the voices of artists, designers, industry leaders, sustainable practitioners, our neighbours and local community, to inspire and accelerate action around climate.

The launch of Power to Change coincides with COP26, the 26th annual United Nations summit on climate change. Taking place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 2021, it will see world leaders, government representatives, business and citizens come together for twelve days of talks.

Tate declared a climate and ecological emergency in July 2019, recognising the unique role art and art museums can play in creating fundamental societal change. As an institution, Tate is committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2023 and to reducing emissions to net zero by 2030. Find out more about our ongoing work to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the environment.

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