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14 June 2011 - 31 December 2012
From 14 Jun. Admission Free.
Tate Liverpool has collaborated with world renowned hat designer Philip Treacy OBE for the latest instalment of the gallery's popular run of Tate Collection displays, DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture.
Treacy worked with Tate Liverpool's Head of Exhibitions and Displays, Gavin Delahunty, to select works from the Tate Collection alongside a number of key pieces from private collections for the new display entitled Conversation Pieces.
Conversation Pieces reflects the designer's knowledge of the Tate Collection, from which he has chosen works in a range of media by prominent and lesser known artists. Treacy's selection has a concern with human form and human relations, mirroring in some way his own design process.
Works by Francis Bacon, Don Brown and Dorothy Cross representing the human figure will be shown alongside the emotive abstraction of Joan Mitchell, Hélio Oiticica and Jackson Pollock. The coloured translucent screens of Liam Gillick and Scott Myles will explore the active relationship between the viewer and the art work.
Central to the display and exhibition design are two artist films by Simon Martin and Haluk Akakçe. Dramatic, playful and quirky, they demonstrate Treacy's humour, avant-garde interests and Pop sensibilities. Additional highlights will include pieces by Lucian Freud, Ellsworth Kelly and William Tucker.
Location: First and Second Floor Galleries