Tate Modern Workshop

Art matters Contemporary art and philosophy with children

Eileen Agar, ‘Marine Object’ 1939
Eileen Agar, Marine Object 1939. Tate. © The estate of Eileen Agar

Discuss contemporary art and philosophy whilst exploring the Material Worlds collection display

What is more important in art, the idea or the object? How do we define art? Do artists always have to create something new? You can share thoughts on these issues whilst enjoying a range of tasks and activities in the Material Worlds display rooms.

Please bring along an everyday object found on your journey to the workshop. This could be a stone you like the look of, a sweet wrapper found on the street, a leaf fallen from a tree or an empty can. Any object will do.

This workshop is for children aged 8-12 and accompanying adults. The session will be led by philosopher Dr. AislinnO’Donnell and Education Curator Katy Fitzpatrick.

Part of the New Materialism Training School: Research Genealogies and Material Practices and organised by Tate Research Centre: Learning.

Sponsored by COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

29 May 2016 at 14.30–16.30

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