Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tate Shots


Tate Shots is a new, monthly art programme, available online, featuring highlights from Tate’s exhibitions, collections, public events and performances. The videos can be viewed on your computer, or downloaded as a videocast for viewing on an iPod or similar device.
TateShots will present around six short videos a month, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. The programme will include interviews with artists, studio visits, behind the scenes tours with curators and conservation experts and clips of unmissable artist performances.
In the launch issue, Gilbert & George invite you into their studio to discuss a new group of pictures, Six Bomb Pictures 2006, made specially for their current retrospective at Tate Modern. Mark Wallinger talks about his dramatic re-creation of peace campaigner Brian Haw’s Parliament Square protest, State Britain, currently on display at Tate Britain. Turner Prize winner, Martin Creed takes to the stage with his inimitable band for a sell-out performance, and we explore Tate Liverpool’s latest exhibition, Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde, with poet Paul Farley. Other items include the extraordinary story behind Rodin’s Kiss, and a platform for Tate visitors (including Billy Bragg immediately after his ride down the slides of Carsten Höller's Test Site) to have their say.
Link: http://www.tate.org.uk/tateshots
Access: Free