Helen Legg currently Director of Spike Island, Bristol, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Liverpool.
6 January 2018
There is something very exciting about John Piper’s early works at Tate Liverpool.
26 September 2017
This is the first public gallery show of Lichtenstein’s paintings to be held in Britain since Tate Modern’s well-attended retrospective in London, in 2013.
14 July 2017
If you’re planning on leaving the capital this Summer, Artlyst has put together a selection of the best UK shows outside of London.
4 July 2017
A fascinating exhibition linking ‘Portraying a Nation’ and ‘The Evil Eye’ with works by August Sander and Otto Dix is currently showing at Tate Liverpool.
4 April 2017
On entering the ground floor gallery at Tate Liverpool, I look around and see eleven works by the American artist Ellsworth Kelly, three of which I recognise and one that seems familiar from the cover of one of my art books.
On entering the exhibition, it is slightly dark and there is a warm familiar and welcoming atmosphere if not slightly nostalgic. Tracy Emin’s famous bed, I would think is a familiar scene for many a woman. I certainly found it reminded me of my youth because I am a woman and those items from Tracy Emin’s youth and the overall scene […]
The UK’s first museum solo exhibition in more than 20 years of the French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) will be presented at Tate Liverpool. Klein is one of the most influential figures of the post-war era, Klein’s career was marked by extraordinary creativity and a bold attitude to art and life that was pivotal to later movements from pop to performance art and […]
13 July 2016
The ninth edition of the Liverpool Biennial got off to an impressive start last weekend with a varied array of events and exhibitions to see. Every two years international artists are invited to participate in what has now become one of the world’s most respected art biennials. The year’s theme examines the city’s past, present and future. Some […]
24 June 2016
Artlyst has travelled to Tate Liverpool which is currently presenting the first UK retrospective of late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig in an exhibition that runs in parallel with the gallery’s survey of Francis Bacon’s use of the space frame in ‘Invisible Rooms’. The show features 40 large scale paintings, the exhibition spans the Lassnig’s entire […]
23 May 2016
Invisible rooms is a captivating, major new exhibition of works by the artist Francis Bacon. It displays more than thirty paintings alongside rarely seen drawings and documents. As well as painting the human figure, Bacon also took inspiration from photographic reproductions showing a range of approaches to his subject matter. This is the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England. […]
26 November 2015
Tate Liverpool is currently presenting one of the most iconic works ever created by Henri Matisse – The Snail 1953. Due to the delicate nature of the work, this is your only opportunity to see The Snail outside of London, as it is unlikely that this masterpiece will tour to other venues in our lifetime. In parallel with the exhibition, ‘An Imagined Museum’, on the ground floor […]
23 November 2015
“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.” – Marcel Duchamp Memory is an important aspect of this exhibition, to remember works that generate an emotional effect in order to preserve them. The […]
Tate Liverpool presents An Imagined Museum: works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections sees three major European art museums bring together over 60 major, post 1945 artworks from their prestigious galleries. On display will be works by Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg, Bridget Riley, Dorothea Tanning, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread and many more. You’ve […]
This autumn Tate Liverpool will present one of the most iconic works ever made by Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954), The Snail 1953. On display for the first time in the gallery’s history, Tate Liverpool is the first and only UK venue outside London to exhibit this masterpiece. At almost three metres square, The Snail […]
Three key European art museums unite to bring together over 60 major artworks from 1945 onwards in a new exhibition titled, An Imagined Museum: works from the Pompidou, Tate and MMK. The show presents an ‘imaginary museum’ containing works from three of the most prestigious European collections by international figures including Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), On Kawara (1933 – 2014), Claes […]
The new exhibition at Tate Liverpool will focus on Bacon’s use of ‘space-frames’ – considered one of Britain’s greatest modern painters – who set his subjects inside a ‘ghost-like’ frame. The show will include around 35 large-scale paintings and works on paper which feature the barely-visible cubic technique which the great British artist used from […]
Tate Liverpool and Nottingham Contemporary present a major exhibition curated by one of America’s most distinguished contemporary artists, Glenn Ligon (b.1960, New York). Ranging from Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Bruce Nauman and David Hammons to Steve McQueen, Lorna Simpson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Chris Ofili and Adrian Piper, Encounters and Collisions presents an extraordinary […]
6 July 2015
A must see exhibition, has opened at Tate Liverpool, displaying the powerful drawings, paintings, screen prints and sculpture by the New York Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. The show focuses on the late paintings, particularly the black pourings made between 1951 – 1953. First exhibited in 1951 at Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, twenty of the […]
Tate Liverpool is presenting the first exhibition in more than three decades to survey the late paintings of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), made between 1951 and 1953; a phase of work referred to as his black pourings and a highly influential part of his career. Jackson Pollock is widely considered one of the most important and […]
31 March 2015
Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was brought up in Lancashire but through the extraordinary turn of events in her life, she met Surrealist artist, Max Ernst and went on to become one of Mexico’s most celebrated artists. Carrington explored her own individual and unique visual language through a range of artistic disciplines. These included, amongst many, painting, drawing, […]
24 November 2014
Transmitting Andy Warhol is the first solo exhibition of Warhol work in the north of England and brings together more than 100 works, across a range of media with major paintings to explore Warhol experiments with mass-produced imagery, which he ‘transmitted’ back into the public realm. The works will be exhibited alongside Gretchen Bender. Also […]
Transmitting Andy Warhol is the first exhibition to explore Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) and his role in establishing new platforms to disseminate art, and his experimentation with new approaches to art reception that redefined artistic practice and distribution. The first solo exhibition of Warhol’s work in the north of England, Transmitting Andy Warhol rethinks […]
Liverpool’s Biennial is here and opens tomorrow, with a press view today. It is set to take over the city with hundreds of new commissions over dozens of venues. Tate Liverpool will be presenting a brand new commission by French architect Claude Parent, one of France’s most important modernist architects. He will realise a major […]
9 June 2014
Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) was one of the most important contributors to the development of abstract art in the early part of the 20th century. As time has moved on and new artistic approaches have challenged the way we view art, we can revisit Mondrian with a fresh approach and see why he was so important […]
The Turner Contemporary in Margate and Tate Liverpool are marking the birth of the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian, born on 7 March 1872, Piet Mondrian would have been 142 years old tomorrow. The birthday of the most iconic artist of the 20th century comes just a short time before both galleries present major exhibitions exploring […]
Two of the UK’s most prestigious and popular art galleries, Tate Liverpool and Turner Contemporary, will present major exhibitions exploring the work of the acclaimed Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of his death, both exhibitions will collectively tell the story of one of the most iconic artists of […]
Art Turning Left is the first exhibition to examine how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values, from the French Revolution to the present day. It examines why artists tend to be left wing, their political motivations and how art can engineer social change and deliver political messages. Not surprisingly […]
20 July 2013
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a noted Russian-Jewish painter and one of the best known representatives of the Russian Avant-Garde in the West. He painted in a style all his own, combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. A prolific and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind thousands of […]
Chagall: Modern Master a new exhibition at the Tate Liverpool, which celebrates its silver anniversary this year, is the first major exhibition of the Russian painter’s work in the UK for over fifteen years and reveals a radically different artist to the one often presented in art history. The exhibition showcases Marc Chagall (1887–1985) one […]
Tate Liverpool is celebrating 25 years of excellence 17 May – 2 June. The gallery is home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art in the North of England and a critical force in the region’s visual arts scene. Since opening their doors on 24 May 1988, the museum has become the most […]
Marc Chagall (1887–1985) is considered one of the semenal artists of the twentieth century. He was nearly a hundred when he died in 1985 living through one of the most tumultuous periods in history. He witnessed a revolution, two wars and a period of exile in the US. Chagall was a contemporary to some of […]