From the 1st of April to the 5th June 2011 – Tate Liverpool – International modern and contemporary art
A Sense of Perspective deals with the ‘in between’ and the undefined. Through the works of international contemporary artists in the Tate Collection, including a number of new acquisitions never before exhibited in the United Kingdom, this display challenges our tendency to define and limit our understanding of ourselves and others, and focuses on works which highlight cultural, generational and artistic difference.
The artworks on display reflect on the state of ‘betweenness’ as an idea of youth as a period in between generations; as an idea of migration as the experience of living between cultures; and, as an idea of thinking about physical space. Works include installation, sculpture, video and photography by artists such as Carl Andre, Olafur Eliasson, Sarah Lucas, Zineb Sedira, Wolfgang Tillmans and Chen Zhen.
The themes and ideas for the exhibition have emerged from the experience of young people in Liverpool, Helsinki, Paris and London. The display has been curated by Young Tate as part of a European partnership project Youth Art Interchange Phase II with three other leading European galleries: Tate Britain (London); the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki); and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). Youth Art Interchange II brings together young people from across Europe to consider issues of European citizenship, identity and cultural democracy.