Tate Britain announces Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013

Tate Britain presents Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013, launched with a special free screening during The House Warming Party on 23 November 2013 to celebrate the reopening of Tate Britain and conclude with a Closing Party on 15 March 2014.

Adam Chodzko, The Pickers (still), 2009. Film, colour, sound stereo, HD video. Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Contemporary. © the artist.

Adam Chodzko, The Pickers (still), 2009. Film, colour, sound stereo, HD video. Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Contemporary. © the artist.


To coincide with the unveiling of the new Tate Britain, an innovative film programme will be launched on 23 November to run on Sundays and Mondays until the end of March 2014. Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013 is the first major survey of new artists’ film and video in Britain in over a decade. These weekly screenings will recognise and celebrate the breadth of internationally acclaimed single-screen films made over the last five years. It will show work by over 80 artists and feature a mix of curated evening programmes of short works and feature-length films.

Sunday afternoons will show artists’ long-form works and prizewinning feature films by artists such as Clio Barnard, Tacita Dean, Mark Leckey, Malcolm Le Grice, The Otolith Group, Ben Rivers and the influential television work of Adam Curtis.

Monday nights will host curated programmes featuring established artist filmmakers including John Akomfrah, Duncan Campbell, Steven Claydon, Phil Collins, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Elizabeth Price, Lis Rhodes, John Smith, Emily Wardill and Gillian Wearing, and a new generation of artists including Ed Atkins, Anthea Hamilton, Neil Henderson, Laure Prouvost, Samantha Rebello and James Richards.

Assembly will also feature two special Monday nights of expanded cinema and performances by Gail Pickering, Charlotte Prodger, Guy Sherwin and Heather Phillipson, among others. These evenings will be the first artist events held in the new Grand Saloon at Tate Britain.

The survey is based on international contributions from 36 leading specialists who nominated ten outstanding film works from the last five years. The programme is part of a tradition of film and video surveys such as The New Pluralism (1985) and A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain (2003) shown at Tate Britain.

Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
United Kingdom
www.tate.org.uk/film

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