September 30, 2009 - Tate Liverpool - Michael Landy, Jean Tinguely and Mark Rothko
September 30, 2009

Michael Landy, Jean Tinguely and Mark Rothko

Michael Landy, Jean Tinguely and Mark Rothko

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool, L3 4BB, UK
+ 44 (0) 151 702 7400

Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely
2 October 2009 – 10 January 2010

Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was one of the most radical, inventive and subversive sculptors of the mid twentieth-century. A founding member of the Nouveau Réalistes, his work was playful, ironic and often anarchic. Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely at Tate Liverpool will be co-curated by renowned British artist Michael Landy who, having seen the Tate Gallery’s Tinguely retrospective exhibition in 1982, has been significantly influenced by the artist and his constructive and destructive tendencies. In Break Down (2001) Landy catalogued and destroyed every single one of his possessions from his birth certificate to his car.

The exhibition will focus upon Tinguely’s rarely examined early career, revealing the interplay in his sculpture between the functionless, the utilitarian and the destructive. The exhibition traces the development of Tinguely’s work from the late 1940s building up to his momentous Homage to New York.

A major component of the exhibition is devoted to Homage to New York. Michael Landy’s comprehensive research and responses to the work, including a new documentary film and a selection of his extensive series of drawings, will be presented alongside films and relics of the original event.

With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council

Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals
2 October 2009 – 21 March 2010
Admission free

In 1988 Tate Liverpool opened with a memorable display of Mark Rothko’s The Seagram Murals. Over 20 years later the series will make a welcome return to the gallery. From 2 October 2009 – 21 March 2010 Tate Liverpool’s ground floor gallery will be transformed into an emotive display of these nine significant paintings – the walls will be painted grey according to Rothko’s specifications and atmospheric lighting will enhance the dramatic qualities of the works. This display is presented in conjunction with the Tate Collection display DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture.

Supported by DLA Piper

Director Christoph Grunenberg
Curators Laurence Sillars & Michael Landy
Opening Hours – Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.50

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