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Despite refusing to acknowledge himself as an artist, Charles Harrison became a leading figure of the British art world in the late '60s and '70s. Art historian, editor, creator and member of the artist collective Art & Language, he sought to give priority to the concept, process and activity over the finished piece of work. This display will examine his previous exhibitions and recognise his experimental approach, as well as his development from scholarly historian to curator.

 

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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Art In Focus: Joseph Highmore's Four Scenes From Pamela
Chloe Cooper: Bronzin' (Totally Bronze)Chloe Cooper: Bronzin' (Totally Bronze)A video work that shares the ideas that emerged from the artist's sessions in the galleries with young people and their teachers.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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BP Spotlight: Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Film-Makers' Co-operative 1966-1976BP Spotlight: Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Film-Makers' Co-operative 1966-1976An archive display of films, documents and ephemera exploring the first decade of this influential group of avant-garde filmmakers that was founded in October 1966 to distribute avant-garde cinema and grew to incorporate a cinema space and film laboratory.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £12, concession £10.50
DATES  12th April to 29th August 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o... More about this event
 
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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DATES  26th April to 9th October 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
For the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a site-specific performance piece in response to the imposing architecture of the Duveen galleries. The Argentinian artist is known for his use of architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His 'Erecting of the... More about this event
Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances In An Antique SettingPablo Bronstein: Historical Dances In An Antique SettingA continuous, site-specific performance in which dancers move through the galleries interacting with architectural elements, inspired by the neo-classical surroundings of the Duveen galleries and the artist's interest in the Baroque period.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Vanilla And ConcreteVanilla And ConcretePaintings and sculpture by the three artists, Marie Lund, Rallou Panagiotou and Mary Ramsden.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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BP Spotlight: Art And AlcoholBP Spotlight: Art And AlcoholThemed display examining the role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century to contemporary times, and features George Cruikshank's Worship of Bacchus and Gilbert & George's Drinking Sculpture.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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DATES  16th November 2015 to 24th September 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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Bp Spotlight: Hockney's Double PortraitsBp Spotlight: Hockney's Double PortraitsSee three of David Hockney's celebrated double portraits from the Tate collection. The images show couples or friends in their homes in both naturalistic and highly formalised styles.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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All Or Nothing
Theatre | Until 21st May 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

This musical, written by Carol Harrison, produced by Charles Ledigo and directed by Tony McHale is about the career of ...More

Goosebumps Alive
Theatre | Until 4th September 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

Tom Salamon directs an immersive live theatre adaptation of nine of RL Stine's spine-tingling stories full of ghouls, ghosts and ...More

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Theatre | Until 14th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

Joining celebrated actor Ralph Fiennes, who stars in The Master Builder , on ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The ...More

 
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
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Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

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My Mother Said I Never Should
Theatre | Until 21st May 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

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Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
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Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the ...More

 
Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist
Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist
Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Focus: Charles Harrison As Curator

A summary of a career spanning 50 years, Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist shows the imagery this political activist has ...More

 
Visions of War Above and Below
Visions of War Above and Below
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

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Film footage, photographs and rare artefacts documenting the history of the persecution of Jews and other groups, before and during ...More

 
 
 
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