Tate Modern courses

Tate Intensive: Art Matters

A group of participants sitting in a circle looking at a presentation

Tate Intensive workshop with curator Zoe Whitley and mima director Alistair Hudson

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A dynamic programme that focuses on key questions facing art galleries and museums in the twenty-first century

Tate Intensive: Art Matters took place 9-14 July 2017.  A diverse group of 28 museum professionals – from Armenia, Australia, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,  South Africa, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, the US, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the UK – came together for a series of activities and workshops led by contributors including Tate staff and other culture professionals.

Discussions held in the Tate Exchange spaces at Tate Modern were complemented by visits to exhibitions and collection displays at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the South London Gallery.

The group tackled challenging and pertinent questions facing art institutions in the twenty-first century, including their social role, choices around content and canons, ethical issues and how to enact change.

Download the 2017 programme for Tate Intensive: Art Matters.

Keynote speakers

Maria Balshaw, Tate Director

Alex Farquharson, Tate Britain Director

Isaac Julien, artist

Karen MacKinnon, Director of Artes Mundi

Frances Morris, Tate Modern Director

Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, London


Browse the slideshow below to see who took part in Tate Intensive: Art Matters 2017

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9–14 July 2017