Tate Modern Performance

BMW Tate Live: Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş Public Collection Tate Modern

Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş – Public Collection 2014 – enactment of Plight Joseph Beuys

© Alexandra Pirici 2014

A live exploration of artworks that questions the museum as a permanent collection

Public Collection Tate Modern 2016 is a new site-specific work by the Romanian artists Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus. The work is enacted by a group of five performers who use their bodies to transform artworks originally made in other media. These include well-known and not so well-known works from the Tate collection such as Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals 1958-9, Carl Andre’s Equivalent VIII 1966 and Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper #5 2008 (itself a performance), alongside works from other public collections including MoMA’s Harun Farocki, Workers Leaving the Factory, 1995

Though the work is playful, at the same time it critically proposes an alternative system of value in which the live act prompts us to consider how we might embody a  shared heritage.

Performed by

Laura Andrei
Beniamin Boar
Serghei Chiviriga
Larisa Crunţeanu
Farid Fairuz
Paula Gherghe
Rolando Matsangos
Maria Mora
Cristian Nanculescu
Cristina Toma

Performance times

20 June 2016 at 11.30–15.30
21 June 2016 at 13.30–17.30
22 June 2016 at 13.30–17.30
23 June 2016 at 11.30–15.30
24 June 2016 at 10.30–14.30
24 June 2016 at 17.30–21.30
25 June 2016 at 10.30–14.30
25 June 2016 at 15.30–19.30
26 June 2016 at 11.30–15.30
27 June 2016 at 11.30–15.30
28 June 2016 at 13.30–17.30
29 June 2016 at 12.30–15.30
30 June 2016 at 13.30–17.50
1 July 2016 at 12.30–16.40
2 July 2016 at 12.30–16.30
3 July 2016 at 13.30–17.30

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This event is part of the opening weekend for the new Tate Modern, brought to you by Uniqlo.

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17 June – 3 July 2016

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