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UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2008

Friday 23 - Monday 26 May
 
Next month sees the return of Tate Modern's spectacular weekend festival. Book now for unmissable one-off evening performances in the epic Turbine Hall.
  • The distorition-fuelled sounds of Congolese band Konono No.1 combine their live performance with groundbreaking film screenings from Djibril Diop Mambéty
  • A spectacular presentation of Nan Goldin's projections documenting the vibrant New York subculture of the times with live soundtrack
  • Screenings of early computer animation from groundbreaking pioneers including Stan Vanderbeek, Lillian Schwartz and John & James Whitney
Opening up art
Tate Modern Collection with UBS

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The Long Weekend
Photo: © Tate
 
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PERFORMANCE: Juan Muñoz: A Registered Patent

Sunday 27 April, 20.00 - 21.00
 
Welcome to the dark, witty world of Juan Muñoz. A drummer on an 8-foot high black podium on a bridge overlooking Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, backed by the distinctive, deadpan voiceover of acclaimed actor John Malkovich…. So begins a surreal live event, A Registered Patent, accompanying the last day of the Juan Muñoz A Retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern.
 
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall Bridge
£12 (£10 concessions), booking recommended
Price includes entry to exhibition
 
Exhibition co-produced with the State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad - SEACEX
 
Supported by Tate International Council
with additional support from The Henry Moore Foundation

 
Media partner: The Times

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Juan Muñoz, Self Portrait, 1995
Juan Muñoz
Self Portrait 1995
© Private collection
 
Tate Britain

PERFORMANCES, TALKS AND FILMS: Tate Triennial 2009 Prologue 1: Altermodern

In the lead up to Tate's fourth Triennial, opening in February 2009, Tate Britain is presenting a series of one-day events to introduce the key theme for the exhibition, Altermodern. A new concept coined by curator Nicolas Bourriaud, Altermodern describes art which has been made in the global context of today and reacts against standardisation and commercialism. Be part of the debate at this first event, Prologue 1, which includes films, performances and a lecture from Okwui Enwezor and JJ Charlesworth.
 
Supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Saturday 26 April

Tate Triennial 2009 Prologue 1: Navin Production: Navins of Bollywood
Saturday 26 April, 14.00
Tate Britain, Millbank Entrance
Free, no bookings taken
Seated on a first-come, first-served basis
This film is played on a loop.
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Tate Triennial 2009 Prologue 1: Stephane Goxe and Jordi Vidal: Servitude and Simulacra
Saturday 26 April, 14.00 and 15.15
Tate Britain, Auditorium
Free
Seated on a first-come, first-served basis
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Tate Triennial 2009 Prologue 1: Tris Vonna-Michell
Saturday 26 April, 15.00-16.00
Tate Britain, Gallery 62
Free, no bookings taken
Gallery 62, Limited capacity
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Tate Triennial 2009 Prologue 1: Okwui Enwezor: Altermodern
Saturday 26 April, 16.30-19.00
Tate Britain, Auditorium and Clore Gallery Foyer
£8 (£6 concessions), booking required
Price includes drinks afterwards
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Navin Rawanchaikul , Navins of Bollywood, 2006
Navin Rawanchaikul
Navins of Bollywood 2006
© Navin Production
 
Tate Britain

EXHIBITION: Lightbox: Derek Jarman

This is a rare opportunity to see Derek Jarman's experimental short film, Imagining October. Shot using Super 8 film, this exquisite screening presents a bohemian world of mystical landscapes, sensual imagery and haunting scenes. Best known as an iconoclastic filmmaker and polemical gay activist, Jarman was also one of the catalysts for a generation of artists and filmmakers whose work is only now being fully recognised for its dark, subversive imagination.
 

Tate Britain, Lightbox
Until 1 June

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Derek Jarman Imagining October, 1984 © courtesy James Mackay
Derek Jarman Imagining October, 1984 © courtesy James Mackay
 
Tate Modern

EXHIBITION: Level 2 Gallery: Here We Dance

Here We Dance features artists who use bodies in movement, group actions and games to explore ideas of community and politics. The title of the exhibition alludes to the importance of social gathering in any form of political action or resistance, and artworks in the exhibition present the viewer with elements of a past event, be it personal memory, cultural tradition or a moment of historical or political significance.
 
The Level 2 Gallery programme has been made possible with the generous support of Catherine Petitgas
 

Tate Modern, Level 2 Gallery
Until 26 May

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Ian Hamilton Finlay , ICI on danse , 1996
Ian Hamilton Finlay
ICI on danse  1996
courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery © The artist
 
Tate Britain

EXHIBITION: Peter Doig

"easily the most enthralling show in town" The Observer
"a latter-day Turner" ***** The Evening Standard
"a modern master of landscapes" The Economist
"I don't believe Doig is capable of making a boring painting" The Guardian

 
This stunningly beautiful major painting exhibition includes many pieces which have never previously been shown in the UK. Using photographic images from newspapers or snapshots as a starting point, Doig recasts everyday imagery to present the viewer with imaginary and evocative landscapes and figure scenes.
 
Now open until 11 May due to popular demand.
 
Supported by the Peter Doig Exhibition Supporters Group
Media partner: The Independent
 

Tate Britain, Level 2
Now open til 11 May

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Peter Doig, Milky Way, 1989 / 90
Peter Doig
Milky Way 1989 / 90
© The artist courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Photo: John Jones Fine Art Photography
 
Tate Britain

EXHIBITION: Art Now: Alan Michael

Alan Michael is a painter who lives and works in Glasgow.  He is interested in the idea of things colliding and works a puzzling and eclectic array of imagery into his canvases. Using a seemingly impenetrable and private language to skew the familiar, his paintings goad the viewer to disentangle a narrative of connections.
 

Tate Britain, Art Now space
3 May - 20 July
Admission free

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Alan Michael, Decamp 2, 2007
Alan Michael
Decamp 2 2007
© Alan Michael, courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
 
Tate Modern

TALK: Glenn Ligon: Talking Art

New York-based artist Glenn Ligon is renowned for works made in a variety of media, including sculpture, neon, drawing and painting. Ligon is interviewed by Patricia Bickers, editor of Art Monthly.

In collaboration with Art Monthly
 

Glenn Ligon: Talking Art
Thursday 24 April, 18.30-20.00
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£8 (£6 concessions), booking required
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Glenn Ligon, Warm Broad Glow, 2005
Glenn Ligon
Warm Broad Glow 2005
© Thomas Dane Gallery London & Regen Projects LA
 
Tate Modern

FILMS: Paradise Now! Essential French Avant-garde Cinema, 1890–2008

Take your pick from yet more weekends of the best French avant-garde cinema, an unprecedented selection of pioneering experimental film from the last hundred years. It includes classics as well as marvellous surprises, from psychedelia to erotica, via music videos and radical political filmmaking.

Friday 14 March - Friday 2 May

Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Media partner: The Times


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Philippe Grandrieux, La vie nouvelle, 2002
Philippe Grandrieux
La vie nouvelle 2002
© Philippe Grandrieux
 
 
Sent by Tate Marketing, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG, UK
Credit for top image:
Juan Muñoz
Self Portrait 1995
© Private collection