Tate Liverpool

TATE LIVERPOOL | Albert Dock Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4BB Liverpool

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In the countdown to 2008 (European Capital of Culture) each year has been given a special theme marked by a series of events. 2004 celebrates 'Faith in One City' and Tate Liverpool is presenting a display of works from the Tate Collection that reflects faith and spirituality in its widest sense. Tate Liverpool is working with different multi-faith groups within the city, including the Merseyside Council of Faith on the planning, research and creative development of this innovative display; ensuring their ideas, beliefs and interpretation of works from the Tate Collection form a fundamental part.

Seeing is Believing explores universal themes within spirituality, such as contemplation, prayer, harmony and reflection. This is an opportunity to see many key works of art from the Tate Collection with a new and fresh interpretation. The display features many major artists from the twentieth century – Langlands and Bell, Sonia Boyce, Elizabeth Frink, Barnett Newman, Bridget Riley, Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland as well as new acquisitions presented here for the first time.

Tate Liverpool regularly works with communities in innovative ways. This project (for the first time since 1995) involves local people directly in the origination and delivery of an exciting Tate Collection display.

This project is supported by European Regional Development Funds and Liverpool City Council through the Capital of Culture 'Faith in One City' grants programme.


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Seeing is Believing

mit Langlands & Bell, Sonia Boyce, Elizabeth Frink, Barnett Newman, Bridget Riley, Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland