A Sense of Perspective deals with the in between and the undefined, in a groundbreaking exhibition developed and curated by young people in Liverpool, Helsinki, Paris and London. The exhibition is on view from April 1 through June 5, 2011.
Members of Young Tate
are working with counterparts from major European galleries to curate an exhibition at Tate
Liverpool, using fourteen key works selected from the Tate Collection. The display includes new acquisitions, including Chen Zhens sculpture Cocon du Vide 2000, never before seen in the UK.
The exhibition reflects on the state of being in between: the idea of youth as a period in between generations, and the idea of migration as the experience of living between cultures. Installations, sculpture, video and photography by artists including Sarah Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Olafur Eliasson and Turner Prize 2010 shortlisted artist Dexter Dalwood are featured.
Young Tate member Selina Borji said, A Sense of Perspective challenges our tendency to define and limit our understanding, and focuses on works which highlight cultural, generational and artistic difference.
Tate Liverpools Exhibitions and Displays Curator, Sook-Kyung Lee, said, This is a rare opportunity to see the Tate Collection with an inspiring new perspective. Young Tate and their European counterparts have shown a great understanding of contemporary art and its diverse issues, in particular the ideas around in between both formally and contextually.
Tate Liverpools Youth and Community Curator, Shaun Curtis, added, This is the first time that Young Tate has worked with young people from other European galleries on a collaborative project of this kind. With the full support of Tate expertise, the young people have taken the exhibition from initial concept through to hanging the display, overseeing related events, promotion and publications.