Tate Modern Course

Tate Lab: December 2013

The Performance of Transparency
An approach to maps, models and structural diagrams

Join sculptor and draughtsman Dominic McGill for an introduction to cosmological diagrams and mind mapping in response to Mira Schendel’s Graphic Object installations at Tate Modern.

Experiment with text and image using typography, collage and drawing to create complex three dimensional graphic models that attempt to map our relationship within a group and ultimately the world we inhabit. Be part of a collaborative portrait that maps ourselves, our aspirations and how we might achieve them.

Dominic McGill is a sculptor and draughtsman known for large scale text-based drawings and sculptures that explore and subvert the traditions of History Painting. Originally from England, McGill spent 20 years living and working in New York. His 2004 piece Project for a New American Century, a 65ft drawing on paper overlaying the history of the American counter culture with that of the Cold War, was chosen for the PS1 Greater New York survey show. More recently his drawings and sculptures were featured in the Saatchi Gallery’s Paper exhibition and in The Age of Collage at Gestalten Space, Berlin.

Tate Labs are a series of regular workshops held on the first Saturday of every month curated by and aimed at 15-25 year olds.

Tate Labs are part of Circuit, a national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

7 December 2013 at 11.00–16.00

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