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New Tate film series with Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and Alan Cumming
This is the first of eight films which will be released on a monthly basis.
LONDON.- New Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and Alan Cumming are among the celebrities joining forces in a new series of films which aims to unlock big ideas that have shaped art history.

‘Unlock Art’ is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, and offers the culturally curious a stimulating, imaginative and witty introduction to the world of art.

In Unlock Art: Bringing performance art to life - the first film in the series writer, comedian, actor and art enthusiast Frank Skinner explores Performance Art and its origins; from DADA and Surrealism through to Yoko Ono and Joseph Beuys. The film also explores how Performance Art has helped to challenge oppressive regimes, and how it makes us question the way we perceive the world around us.

This is the first of eight films which will be released on a monthly basis. Viewers will be taken on an engaging journey through various art movements and themes, from the history of the nude and humour in art, to Surrealism and Pop – offering the need-to-know facts, and making the arts more accessible to a wider audience.

Unlock Art is part of Le Méridien’s ongoing commitment to provide a new perspective on the hotel experience through a curated approach to culture. Its support of the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection, which is in its sixth consecutive year, enables Tate to buy work by emerging artists at Frieze.





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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden opens "Petra: Wonder in the Desert" exhibition

World Chess Hall of Fame opens "A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess"

Photographs, drawings and photomontages by Erwin Blumenfeld on view at Jeu de Paume

New York's Museum of Biblical Art names art historian Richard P. Townsend Director

Art and Life: Exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery examines the work of Ben and Winifred Nicholson

1:54: London fair marks rise of contemporary African art outside Africa

Aquatopia: Tate St. Ives exibition explores how the deep has been imagined by artists

Toledo Museum of Art newly installs one of the largest netsuke collections in North America

Luxembourg & Dayan present first UK exhibition of works by Polish artist Jerzy "Jurry" Zielinski

Urban and contemporary art, international galleries and site specific installations at Moniker Art Fair

Most successful edition of VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary closed on October 13, 2013

Major gift of Japanese Art promised to the Harvard Art Museums by Robert and Betsy Feinberg

New Tate film series with Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and Alan Cumming

Tate acquires new works at Frieze Art Fair

Contemporary works addressing consumer culture and ecological issues on show at the Estorick Collection

Moscow Museum of Modern Art opens "Andrei Roiter: Open House"

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