Tate Modern Workshop

Gestures of Repair

Kader Attia chaos + repair = universe, 2014, Sculpture, mirror fragments, metal wires © Axel Schneider

Explore the meaning of ‘repair’ through dance, performance, discussion and sculpture

Join artist Kader Attia, scientist and dancer Nicola Clayton and artist and dancer Clive Wilkins for a series of collaborative workshops.

Kader Attia is a French-Algerian artist now working in Berlin. He uses the experiences of living in multiple countries as a starting point to develop a dynamic practice that reflects on aesthetics and ethics of different cultures. For several years, his research has focussed on the concept of repair, as a constant in human nature, of which the modern Western mind and the traditional extra-occidental thought have always had opposing visions. From culture to nature, gender to architecture, and science to philosophy, all systems of life are an infinite process of repair.

Nicola Clayton is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Clive Wilkins is Artist in Residence in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

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Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

12–13 November 2016

Past Events

Tate Modern Workshop

The City as Metaphor: With Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins

13 Nov 2016

Create, make and discover the healing and reconstructive nature of memory

Tate Modern Workshop

The Tango of Repair: With Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins

13 Nov 2016

Explore the connections between dance and memory by learning the basic moves of tango

Tate Modern Workshop

Gestures of Repair Workshop: With Kader Attia and Nicola Clayton

12 Nov 2016

Sculpt and cast movements and moments to explore the notion of ‘repair’

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After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 3: Kader Attia

Part 3 video from the Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? with artist Kader Attia
Blog

Work of the Week: Untitled (Ghardaïa) by Kader Attia

Eleanor Clayton

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Blog

Artists' Perspectives: Aesthetic Anthropophagy by Kader Attia

Artists' Perspectives

What affinities are there between the work of Alexandre da Cunha and, for example, Brian Jungen, both of whom are ...