announced that it plans to reopen all four of its galleries on 27 July 2020. People will once again be able to visit the national collection of art on display at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, featuring hundreds of artworks from across the centuries and around the world.
Guided by the latest official advice, Tate is currently working hard on its preparations to welcome the public back to its galleries. To manage numbers and ensure everyone can keep a safe distance from each other, all visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket online in advance. Tickets will be available from next week at tate.org.uk alongside the latest information and guidance on how to visit. Visitors can follow Tates social media or register for email updates to hear details as and when they are confirmed.
As well as the collection displays at all four Tate galleries, Tate Modern will reopen with Andy Warhol and Kara Walkers Hyundai Commission Fons Americanus. Tate Britain will reopen with Aubrey Beardsley and Steve McQueens Year 3 installation. Tate Liverpool will unveil new work by Mikhail Karikis, and Tate St Ives will reopen the Naum Gabo exhibition.
Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate said: Were all looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Tate. Art and culture play vital roles in our lives, and many of us have been craving that irreplaceable feeling of being face-to-face with a great work of art. Our number one priority remains that everyone stays safe and well, so we will continue to monitor the situation in the weeks ahead, work closely with Government and colleagues, and make all the changes necessary for a safe reopening.
Lionel Barber, Chair, Tate said: The role of our national cultural institutions is more vital today than ever before. During the closure Tates dedicated staff have found new and creative ways to allow our audiences to enjoy art in the virtual world using our digital platforms. My fellow trustees are delighted that from 27 July the public will once again see Tates world-leading collection and exhibitions in person.
As a result of the closure, some of Tates upcoming exhibition programme has been modified. This autumn, Tate Britain will open Turners Modern World and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, while Tate Modern will open Zanele Muholi and Bruce Nauman. The autumn will also see Tate Liverpool open Don McCullin and Tate St Ives open Haegue Yang. Some exhibitions have been rescheduled to 2021, with new dates to be announced in due course. Talks, workshops, performances and film screenings will be replaced with a new programme of online events for the duration of this year.
TATE MODERN EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
UNTIL 6 SEP 2020
A shy, gay man from a religious, migrant, low income household, Andy Warhol (192887) went on to forge his own distinct path and emerge as the epitome of the pop art movement. This major exhibition offers visitors a rare personal insight into how Warhol and his work marked a period of cultural transformation. Drawing upon recent scholarship, it provides a new lens through which to view this American icon.
Presented in The Eyal Ofer Galleries.
HYUNDAI COMMISSION: KARA WALKER FONS AMERICANUS
UNTIL 8 NOV 2020
Fons Americanus is a monumental fountain created by Kara Walker (b.1969) for Tate Moderns annual Hyundai Commission. Best known for her provocative and candid investigations of race, sexuality and violence through the history of slavery, Walker has transformed the Turbine Hall with an origin story of the African diaspora, posing timely questions about what is remembered and what is forgotten in public monuments.
7 OCT 2020 21 FEB 2021
Bruce Nauman (b.1941) is a restlessly inventive artist who has spent over 50 years continually testing what an artwork can be. His ground-breaking works using sound, film, video, neon, holograms and 3D have influenced generations of artists. This will be the first major exhibition of his work in London in more than 20 years and will invite visitors to experience the artists creative universe through sound, light and moving image.
5 NOV 2020 14 MAR 2021
Visual activist Zanele Muholi (b.1972) came to prominence with photographs that told the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa. This exhibition will present the full breadth of Muholis career to date, bringing together works which challenge dominant ideologies and present the experiences of human beings bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and often violence.
TATE BRITAIN EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
UNTIL 20 SEP 2020
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) shocked and delighted late-Victorian London with his sinuous black and white drawings. He explored the erotic and elegant, the humorous and grotesque, winning admirers around the world with his distinctive style. For the first time in over half a century, this exhibition presents the full sweep of Beardsleys intense and prolific career, cut short by his untimely death from tuberculosis at the age of 25.
STEVE McQUEEN YEAR 3
UNTIL 31 JAN 2021
Using the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, this vast new artwork offers a glimpse of Londons future: a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. Steve McQueen (b.1969) invited every Year 3 pupil in the capital to be photographed and brought these images together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of young faces at a milestone moment in their development.
TURNERS MODERN WORLD
28 OCT 2020 7 MAR 2021
One of Britains greatest artists, J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) lived and worked at the peak of the industrial revolution, when steam replaced sail, machine-power replaced manpower, and political and social reforms transformed society. Tate Britain will reveal how Turner faced these challenges head-on, capturing the birth of the modern world. The exhibition will explore his fascination with new technology and his engagement with major social upheavals, including the Napoleonic War, the 1832 Reform Act and the campaign against slavery.
18 NOV 2020 9 MAY 2021
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977) is a British artist and writer acclaimed for her enigmatic portraits of figures drawn from found images and her own imagination. This exhibition will bring together around 80 paintings and works on paper in the most extensive survey of the artists career to date. Both familiar and mysterious, her works seem to exist outside of a specific time or place, inviting viewers to project their own interpretations and raising important questions of identity and representation.
TATE LIVERPOOL EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
MIKHAIL KARIKIS: FEROCIOUS LOVE
27 JUL 22 NOV 2020
Ferocious Love is a new audio-visual installation by Mikhail Karikis (b.1975) reflecting on young peoples views of an environmentally uncertain future. The sound of wildfires, flooding and other extremes of weather will be interpreted by the protest choir The Liverpool Socialist Singers, alongside a video installation created with students from Birmingham School of Art. The exhibition is Tate Liverpools annual We Have Your Art Gallery commission, in which artists work alongside communities to produce a collaborative artwork.
16 SEP 2020 9 MAY 2021
Tate Liverpool will present a major retrospective of the legendary British photographer Don McCullin (b.1935). Unforgettable images of conflict from around the world, including Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and Biafra, will be shown alongside his work made in the north of England, his travel assignments and his long-term engagement with landscape. Exclusively for its presentation at Tate Liverpool, the show will also feature a number of images of Liverpool and other northern towns and cities during the 1960s and 70s.
TATE ST IVES EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
UNTIL 27 SEP 2020
Tate St Ives presents the UKs first large-scale exhibition of Naum Gabo (1890-1977) in over 30 years, marking the centenary of his Realistic Manifesto, a seminal proclamation of the modernist era. This is a rare opportunity to see the full scope of Gabos experimental work in sculpture, painting, drawing and architectural projects. The exhibition offers a fresh perspective on Gabos groundbreaking practice and reveals how this visionary of his era became fundamental to developments in 20th century art.
HAEGUE YANG: STRANGE ATTRACTORS
24 OCT 2020 3 MAY 2021
Tate St Ives will stage the UKs largest exhibition to date by celebrated South Korean artist Haegue Yang (b.1971). Renowned for creating immersive environments from a diverse range of materials, Yangs sculptures and installations often use industrially made objects, interwoven with labour-intensive and craft-based processes. These processes reflect pagan cultures and their deep connection with various seasonal rituals in relation to natural phenomena.