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Djibril Diop Mambéty, Badou Boy, 1970
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Tate Modern

SYMPOSIUM: The Art of Andrei Tarkovsky >

Friday 9 May, 10.30-18.00
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£18 (£15 concessions). Price includes refreshments


Leading artists and writers examine Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's films in the context of contemporary art.

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Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker, 1979
Andrei Tarkovsky
Stalker 1979
courtesy The Ronald Grant Archive
 
Tate Britain

STUDY DAY: The Return of the Gods Study Afternoon >

Friday 16 May, 14.00-17.30
Tate Britain, Manton Studio
£20 (£15 concessions)


A Study Day examining the ways neo classical sculpture was appreciated in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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John Flaxman, Apollo and Marpessa, c1790–94
John Flaxman
Apollo and Marpessa c1790–94
courtesy Royal Academy of Arts, London
 
Tate Britain

TALK: Robert Storr and David A Bailey: In Conversation >

Wednesday 21 May, 18.30-20.00
Tate Britain, Auditorium
£10 (£7 concessions)


Curator and artist Robert Storr and curator David A Bailey discuss the Venice Biennale. Storr reflects on his role as Commissioner in 2007 and both contemplate the Biennale's legacy and future.

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Tate Modern

UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2008
Konono No. 1 & Djibril Diop Mambéty >

Friday 23 May, 21.00-22.00
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
£20


The Turbine Hall hosts a unique performance by award-winning Congolese band Konono No 1, combined with a rare showing of two groundbreaking films by the acclaimed Senegalese Director Djibril Diop Mambéty.

Produced in collaboration with Serious

Opening up art. Tate Modern Collection with UBS


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Part of UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2008 >
Djibril Diop Mambéty, Badou Boy, 1970
Djibril Diop Mambéty
Badou Boy 1970
© Teemour Diop Mambéty
 
Tate Modern

UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2008
Make a Salad >

Saturday 24 May, 13.00-17.00
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
Free


Alison Knowles will perform her iconic work on a grand scale, choreographed in response to the architecture of the Turbine Hall. This Fluxus event score simply instructs 'Make a Salad', and on this occasion a giant salad will be created from lettuce, tomato, carrot and cucumber, dressed with olive oil, herbs and balsamic vinegar, and served to an audience of 300 people.

Opening up art. Tate Modern Collection with UBS

Part of UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2008 >
 
Tate Modern

TALK: David Goldblatt in Conversation >

Thursday 29 May, 18.30-20.00
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£8 (£6 concessions)


South African photographer David Goldblatt discusses his work with curator and art historian Tamar Garb. One of the most important documentary photographers of the late twentieth century, Goldblatt has been documenting the changing political landscape of South Africa for over five decades.

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David Goldblatt . Stalled municipal housing scheme, Kwezinaledi, Lady Grey, Eastern Cape 5, August 2006
David Goldblatt
Stalled municipal housing scheme, Kwezinaledi, Lady Grey, Eastern Cape 5, August 2006
Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg © The artist
 
Tate Modern

TALK: Cornelia Parker: Talking Art >

Saturday 31 May, 14.00-15.30
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£8 (£6 concessions)


Cornelia Parker's work is both dramatic and delicate, powerful and intricate - out of destruction she creates tragedy and beauty. Parker is interviewed by writer and curator Lisa LeFeuvre.

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Cornelia Parker, Object That Fell off the White Cliffs of Dover, 1992
Cornelia Parker
Object That Fell off the White Cliffs of Dover 1992
Tate © Cornelia Parker
 
 
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Credit for top image:Djibril Diop Mambéty
Badou Boy 1970
© Teemour Diop Mambéty