Art and Slow Violence

10 Nov 2014 – 8 Dec 2014

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£125/ £85 concessions

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Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge
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This five-week course invites you to critically engage with the different ways artists have addressed issues around war and conflict exploring how violence becomes visible over time. The sessions raise questions such as: How do artists interrogate the representation of violence? What is the place of art in the realm of war? What are the aesthetics of conflict? How do artists deal with the relationship between form and content when dealing with political subject matter? The course centers around discussions, group activities and visits to the Conflict, Time, Photography exhibition and the collection displays at Tate Modern out of hours. For anyone interested in the relationship between art and politics, no prior knowledge required. Ticket price includes drinks following the course sessions. Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator, writer (and sometimes artist) in politicised art and interdisciplinary social networks of making. Her Nuclear Culture curatorial research project is a partnership between The Arts Catalyst and Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she is a Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating. The Nuclear Culture research focuses on nuclear aesthetics from the atomic sublime to radioactive divinity; the relationship between social and material concerns in the nuclear cycle; and how the nuclear effects our perception of deep time within the Anthropocene. She recently curated the Actinium exhibition, forum and field trips to nuclear sites in Japan 2014; and is curating an exhibition on Perpetual Uncertainty for the Bildmuseet, Sweden, 2016.


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