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Tate Modern holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, and international modern and contemporary art. Based in the former Bankside Power Station in London, it is currently the most-visited modern art gallery in the world.  Visit their website  Image: Tate Modern, First floor of the Tate Modern, Nathan Rupert, flickr

Event date
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Chris Riding, Matisse's Music Chris Riding considers focus Matisse’s paintings 'The Music Lesson' (1917) and 'The Piano Lesson' (1916) in relation to the formalist theories of Roger Fry and Clement Greenberg.Further ReadingG.Perry 'The expanding field: Ana Mendieta's Silueta Series' in J. Gaiger, ed, Frameworks for Modern Art, Yale UP/OU, 2004.J.Blocker, Where is Ana Mendieta, Duke University Press, 1999.

Event date
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Mike Belshaw, Matisse and Picasso: Painting the Studio  Mike Belshaw focuses on Matisse and Picasso's studios, specifically their paintings of studios. He discusses the effects of paintings within paintings in such works and the extent to which the spectator's view can also be the artist's.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Sophie Howarth, Sarah Wilson, Niru Ratnam, Andrew Brighton, Discussion 1

Event date
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Niru Ratnam, A Fascination with 'Otherness'  Both Picasso and Matisse drew upon African art early on in their careers, arguably in order to break, or continue in their break from, conventional western visual languages. Niru Ratnam examines the idea of the cultural 'other', how it has been constructed and how it persists in contemporary art.

Event date
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Sarah Wilson, Matisse, Picasso and Exhibition Making  In the light of two very different exhibitions - the Royal Academy's Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968 (26 January -19 April 2002) and Tate Modern's Matisse Picasso (11 May - 18 August 2002), Sarah Wilson, curator of the former, discusses the relationship between exhibition history and the fictional recreation of artists' personae and influence.Further ReadingConstantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things, Tate 2004, especially Alexandra Parigoris, 'The Road to Damascus'Alex Potts, The Sculptural Imagination: Figurative,

Event date
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Andrew Brighton, Matisse, Picasso and Marketing the Modern  The rise of the reputations and prices of Matisse and Picasso were made possible by the development of new ways of marketing art. In his talk, Andrew Brighton asks to what extent the character of their work formed by the political economy of their reputations.

Event date
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:00

Sophie Howarth, Introduction

Event date
Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 13:00

Sophie Howarth, Gill Perry and Claire Bishop, Discussion 2

Event date
Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 13:00

Robert Morris, Mike Nelson and Martin Fried, Installation Art and the Post-Medium Condition  Claire Bishop argues that installation art is exemplary of 'post-medium specific art', in other words, art whose medium is so expanded that it no longer has much to do with traditional art historical genres such as sculpture and painting.

Event date
Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 13:00

Gill Perry, Sculpture and Performance in Ana Mendieta's Silueta Series  Studies of Mendieta's work have frequently interpreted her earth/body art as both instilled with primitivist fantasies of a feminine primordial power, and an obsessive response to trauma and loss.

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