February 24, 2007 - Tate Liverpool - Centre of the Creative Universe
February 24, 2007

Centre of the Creative Universe

copyright Tom Wood

Centre of the Creative Universe
Liverpool and the Avant-Garde
20 February-9 September 2007

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB

www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

Admission Free

To coincide with the Liverpools 800th anniversary celebrations, Centre of the Creative Universe investigates how the city has inspired and influenced a diverse range of nationally and internationally renowned artists since the 1940s.

The sense of Liverpool looking outward beyond the United Kingdom, and the world returning this gaze, is a feature of the citys character. This exhibition presents Liverpool as a world city with an undying capacity to inspire imaginations. The explores Liverpool as a centre of the 1960s global pop revolution, reveals how the city has inspired documentary photography and politically motivated art, and played host to avant-garde artists and art movements from Pop art to Conceptual art.

Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde will feature some of the most important artists of the post-War era, including Keith Arnatt, Stewart Bale, John Baum, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Boyle Family, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurice Cockrill, Jeremy Deller, Rineke Dijkstra, Filmaktion, Adrian Henri, Candida Höfer, John Latham, Melik Ohanian, Yoko Ono, Martin Parr, Bob and Roberta Smith, Alec Soth, Sam Walsh, and Tom Wood.

Artist Talks: Imaging Liverpool
In this series of talks, artists from the Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde exhibition at Tate Liverpool discuss photographic and filmic representations of Liverpool and their work in general. Speaker include Martin Parr and Rineke Dijkstra.

For more information about the artist talks and other events surrounding the Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

Supported by the Liverpool Culture Company as part of the city’s preparations for European Capital of Culture 2008.

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