Tate will feature major retrospectives of contemporary artists in 2017

LONDON, 20-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Tate announced today highlights of its 2017 exhibition programme, which will feature major retrospectives of contemporary artists including David Hockney, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rachel Whiteread and Emilia and Ilya Kabokov. And fifty years after the celebrated exhibition at Tate curated by David Sylvester, Tate Modern will hold a major retrospective of Giacometti at Tate Modern and later in 2017, the most comprehensive survey of Modigliani’s work ever seen in the UK.

Landmarks in the relationship between art and social history will also be explored in Queer British Art, Soul of a Nation:Art in the Age of Black Power and Red Star Over Russia. And The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile will explore how French artists such as Monet and Pissarro interpreted British culture and Society.

At Tate Britain, the world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney will offer an unprecedented overview of the artist’s work to date. As the artist approaches his 80th birthday, this exhibition will celebrate his achievement across painting, drawing, print, photography, video and digital media.

Hockney’s work will also feature in the first major exhibition in Britain to focus on queer British art. Queer British Art is scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in Britain and will cover the period 1861 – 1967. Opening in April 2017, the exhibition will explore how seismic shifts in gender and sexuality found expression in the arts over 100 years.

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile will be the first large-scale examination of the remarkable art that came from French artists who sought exile in London during and after the Franco-Prussian War. Monet, Pissarro and Tissot’s interpretations of British culture and society will be among the works on display.

Tate Britain will celebrate Rachel Whiteread’s position as one of the UK’s most highly respected sculptors in September with an exhibition spanning her 30 year career. It will be the most substantial showing of Whiteread’s work to date and include new work not previously exhibited.

At Tate Modern, Wolfgang Tillmans will bring the artist’s ‘extended practice’ to the fore, offering a new focus on his photographs, video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music. In March, Tillmans will also take over Tate’s South Tank for ten days with a specially-commissioned installation featuring live music events.

Giacometti is one of the few artists of the last century whose work is often more recognisable than his name, his distinctive elongated figures are inescapably linked to the post-War climate of existential despair. Giacometti has rarely been explored this fully and the exhibition will include some never before seen plasters and drawings alongside more familiar bronze sculptures and oil paintings. Later in the year, the gallery will also hold a retrospective of Modigliani who produced some of the most memorable art of the early twentieth century including his remarkable series of nudes and elongated portraits. Including works in different media, the exhibition will place Modigliani’s work in dialogue with artworks by his contemporaries.

Spanning the period 1963-83, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power will explore how the category ‘Black Art’ was defined, rejected and redefined by artists across the United States. Most of the works will be on display in the UK for the first time and the Tate Modern exhibition will shine a bright light on the vital contribution of black artists to a crucial period in American art.

2017 will mark the centenary of the October Revolution, which heralded a wave of innovation and design in Russia. To mark this Tate Modern will stage two exhibitions in the autumn from either end of the century evoking Russia from then to now. Red Star Over Russia will explore how Russian and Soviet artists created a unique visual identity over five decades, from the first revolution of 1905 to the death of Stalin in 1953. Rarely seen posters, photographs, and other graphic works from the David King Collection – now part of Tate – will be on display. Meanwhile the work of Russian contemporary artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov will be explored in a major exhibition. It will present Ilya Kabakov’s paintings, drawings and albums made in Moscow from the 1950s to the 1980s before he emigrated to the United States alongside the ‘total’ installations made in collaboration with Emilia from 1989 to the present, which explore the history and visual culture of the Soviet Union.

Also at Tate Modern will be a retrospective of the highly-regarded influential Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid known for her large scale abstract works that drew on Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences and European style.

Following the success of Art Gym, Tate Liverpool is handing over its exhibition space to the public for We Have Your Art Gallery in spring 2017, and the Turner Prize 2017 will be presented at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, next year’s UK City of Culture.

The Tate St Ives project, to expand, improve and transform the gallery, will be completed in autumn 2017. Their spring season of two exhibitions will focus on the ceramics studio, the ocean and the landscape: That Continuous Thing: Artists & the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today and Jessica Warboys.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 PROGRAMME

SPRING 

DAVID HOCKNEY
9 February – 29 May 2017
Tate Britain
The world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney will offer an unprecedented overview of the artist’s work to date. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, Hockney is unique in British art for the extent of his popular appeal. As the artist approaches his 80th birthday, this exhibition will celebrate his achievement across painting, drawing, print, photography and video. Presented as a chronological overview, it will trace his development from his prodigious appearance on the public stage as a student in 1961, through to his iconic works of the 1960s and 1970s, and on to his recent success at the Royal Academy and beyond.

The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and The Metropolitan Museum, will tour internationally to Paris and New York.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney

WOLFGANG TILLMANS
15 February – 11 June 2017
Tate Modern
Since the early 1990s, Wolfgang Tillmans has earned recognition as one of the most exciting and innovative artists working today. This exhibition brings his ‘extended practice’ to the fore, offering a new focus on his photographs, video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music. In March, Tillmans will also take over Tate’s South Tank for ten days with a specially-commissioned installation featuring live music events.

Taking the year 2003 as the literal and conceptual point of departure, the exhibition will focus on the artist’s work produced in the 14 years since his major exhibition at Tate Britain. His characteristic engagement with the social and political climate specific to this period will be revealed in a carefully configured sequence of spaces.

Sponsored by Hyundai Card.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans

 

TATE ST IVES REOPENS
31 March 2017
Celebrating the completion of the refurbished existing gallery building and looking forward to the completion of the project in autumn 2017, the gallery reopens with The Studio & The Sea,a season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and the landscape: That Continuous Thing: Artists & the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today and Jessica Warboys (31 March – September 2017).

 

WE HAVE YOUR ART GALLERY
Tate Liverpool
Spring 2017
Tate Liverpool is handing over its special exhibition spaces to the public to take over and programme. Following the success of Art Gym in which Tate Collective Liverpool programmed a three week programme of free drop-in classes, talks and workshops, Tate Liverpool are handing over control once again for this unique and exciting experiment that re-imagines what the museum can be.

 

QUEER BRITISH ART
5 April – 1 October 2017
Tate Britain
Scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in Britain, this will be the first major exhibition in Britain to focus on queer British art.  It spans the period from the abolition of the death penalty for buggery in 1861 to decriminalisation in 1967 and explores how seismic shifts in gender and sexuality found expression in the arts. Together, these works helped to shape new forms of identity and community.

The exhibition includes major figures, such as Oscar Wilde, and features works by Simeon Solomon, John Singer Sargent, Gluck, Ethel Sands, Duncan Grant, Dora Carrington, Keith Vaughan, David Hockney and Francis Bacon, alongside ephemera and personal photographs.  From the playful to the political, the erotic to the domestic, this exhibition showcases the rich diversity of queer British art.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/queer-british-art

 

GIACOMETTI
9 May – 10 September 2017
Tate Modern
50 years since Tate Gallery first showed his work to London, the story of Giacometti’s evolution comes to Tate Modern. One of the few artists of the last century whose work is often more recognisable than his name, his distinctive elongated figures are inescapably linked to the post-War climate of existential despair.

Tate has been given unparalleled access to the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti’s extraordinary collection and archive. From his first works of art through his Surrealist compositions, to the emergence of his mature style, Giacometti has rarely been explored this fully. This exhibition will focus on the influences that shaped Giacometti and the experimental way in which he developed his practice. The exhibition will include some never before seen plasters and drawings alongside more familiar bronze sculptures and oil paintings.

The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern and Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/giacometti

 

SUMMER 

FAHRELNISSA ZEID
7 June – 15 October 2017
Tate Modern
Fahrelnissa Zeid(1901-1991) was one of the most influential female Turkish artists, best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, her abstract vocabulary has been described as a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences combined with stylistic elements that were developed in Europe during the post-war period.

The exhibition will examine the evolution of Zeid’s figurative and abstract work, the themes she pursued and the methods and materials she experimented with during her career. It will also highlight the tension in the works and the complex patterns and influences that have dominated Zeid’s practice: dynamism, the desire to represent motion through painting and her obsession with geometrical details.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/fahrelnissa-zeid

 

SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER
12 July – 22 October 2017
Tate Modern
Spanning the period 1963-83, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power will explore how the category ‘Black Art’ was defined, rejected and redefined by artists across the United States. Most of the works will be on display in the UK for the first time and will introduce the UK audience to American artists such as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar, alongside prominent British Guyanese painter Frank Bowling who was resident in New York much of this time. Beginning with the establishment of Spiral art collective in 1963, the exhibition explores how debate raged among and beyond African American visual artists as to what it meant to make and show art, who it was for and how to relate it to the Civil Rights movement and other campaigns for racial empowerment.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/soul-nation-art-age-black-power

 

AUTUMN 

THE NEW TATE ST IVES

Autumn 2017
The fully completed new Tate St Ives, encompassing the existing building and the extension, opens in autumn 2017.

 

RACHEL WHITEREAD
12 September 2017 – 4 February 2018
Tate Britain
This major exhibition of work by Rachel Whiteread will celebrate her position as one of the UK’s most highly respected sculptors and will show work spanning her 30 year career. Bringing together large and small scale sculptures in the range of materials characteristically used by the artist – plaster, resin, rubber, concrete and metal – it will be the most substantial showing of Whiteread’s work to date and include new work not previously exhibited. The exhibition will also include drawings and documentation of the public projects that have punctuated her career.

Highlights will include Ghost (1990) which has not been seen in the UK since 2004. And documentation of House (1993-4) which existed for only a few months before its controversial destruction, and helped win Whiteread the Turner Prize in 1993.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/rachel-whiteread

 

ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV
10 October 2017 – 4 February 2018
Tate Modern
This extensive exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s work will explore the theme of failed utopia. Taking its cue from the title of Ilya Kabakov’s text Not Everyone Will be Taken into the Future, the exhibition will present Ilya Kabakov’s paintings, drawings and albums made in Moscow from the 1950s to the 1980s before he emigrated to the United States. The exhibition will also show the ‘total’ installations made in collaboration with Emilia from 1989 to the present, which evoke the history and visual culture of the Soviet Union.

The exhibition traces the central role of painting and drawing within Ilya’s practice and his recurrent use of imagined biographies and personal memories, including his creation of fictional artists. Architectural models of realised and unrealised projects will be displayed alongside immersive installations.

The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ilya-and-emilia-kabakov

 

THE EY EXHIBITION: IMPRESSIONISTS IN LONDON, FRENCH ARTISTS IN EXILE
Tate Britain
2 November 2017 – 29 April 2018
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile will focus on the French artists who sought refuge in London during and after the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). This will be the first large-scale exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during this traumatic period in French history. It will examine the historical and political context that forced French artists into exile and look at their engagement with British culture and society as outsiders. The exhibition concludes with the Entente Cordiale.

James Tissot and the sculptors Jules Dalou and Edouard Lantéri were among the artists who had a career in Britain. Others, including Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, returned to France after a few months, coming back to England on later occasions to engage with British motifs in more auspicious circumstances.

This exhibition is part of the EY Tate Arts Partnership.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/ey-exhibition-impressionists-london-french-artists-exile

 

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA
8 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
Tate Modern
The year 2017 will mark the centenary of the October Revolution, which heralded a wave of innovation and design in Russia. In the years that followed 1917, as Russia became the Soviet Union, these early experiments and diverse practices formed a new visual culture for a nation that covered one sixth of the Earth. Red Star Over Russia will explore how Russian and Soviet artists created a unique visual identity over five decades, from the first revolution of 1905 to the death of Stalin in 1953. Rarely seen posters, photographs, and other graphic works from the David King Collection – now part of Tate – will be on display, including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Alexander Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/red-star-over-russia

 

MODIGLIANI
22 November 2017 – 2 April 2018
Tate Modern
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) produced some of the most memorable art of the early twentieth century and this will be the most comprehensive UK survey of his work. Born in Livorno, Italy and working in Paris from 1906, his career was tragically short but experimentation was a consistent priority. Connecting biography with practice, and including works in different media, the exhibition places Modigliani’s work in dialogue with pieces by his contemporaries including Brancusi and Picasso. His sculpture, portraiture, nudes and paintings of young peasants reveal a body of work that borrowed from – and contributed to – the visual culture of his time.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/modigliani

 

Notes to Editor

THE EY EXHIBITION: IMPRESSIONISTS IN LONDON IS PART OF THE EY TATE ARTS PARTNERSHIP

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London is part of a six year arts partnership between EY and Tate. This will follow on from five exciting ‘EY Exhibitions’, which shed new light on major figures and moments in art history, including The EYExhibition: Wifredo Lam, which opens at Tate Modern in September 2016. The ongoing arts partnership makes EY one of the largest corporate supporters of Tate, helping it to realise its ambitious arts programme across Tate Modern and Tate Britain and make the art world work better. EY’s support is also being extended through corporate memberships at Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives as well as select Plus Tate galleries around the country.

 

WOLFGANG TILLMANS IS SPONSORED BY HYUNDAI CARD

Wolfgang Tillmans is the second exhibition in a the three-year partnership between Hyundai Card and Tate which sees Hyundai Card sponsor an annual series of photography exhibitions. Beginning with Performing for the Camera in 2016, their support allows Tate to realise its ambitious photography programme across Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Hyundai Card also fund a separate annual acquisition fund for photography alongside their exhibition sponsorship.

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