Tate announces New Acquisitions

. July 17, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Tate Collection announces New Acquisitions, Suzanne Lacy: The Crystal Quilt and Lis Rhodes: Light Music, on display 8 July – 28 October 2012.


A previous installation in the oil tanks. Lis Rhodes, Light Music, 1975.
Photo Lucy Dawkins © Tate

Two recent major acquisitions of film and performance, Lis Rhodes’ Light Music 1975 and Suzanne Lacy’s Crystal Quilt 1985-87 go on display for the first time in The Tanks at Tate Modern from 18 July. Both works were initially conceived and experienced as performance works. Crystal Quilt has not been shown in its full form since the original events in 1987. First shown at the London Filmmakers Cooperative in 1975, Light Music is an expanded cinema work that has subsequently evolved in form. It is presented as a looping installation for the first time.

Each artist worked with the curators at Tate Modern to re-conceive these key performance works as exhibition pieces while maintaining the dynamism and outlook of the original performances. Presented in the first museum spaces permanently dedicated to live art, these works exemplify the ambition of The Tanks programme: presenting performance, film and time-based art within the museum and anchoring Tate’s live and film programmes in its mission to show art within important historical narratives.

For public information and tickets please print www.tate.org.uk or 020 7887 8888

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