TATE – Constellations

We visited Tate Liverpool. The Tate art gallery was high on my list of galleries to see during our time in Liverpool and Manchester.

The gallery is aside the docks in Liverpool
The gallery is aside the docks in Liverpool
A rare peek behind the painting.
A rare peek behind the painting.

A temporary exhibit called “Constellations” was excellent. The exhibit brought together clusters of artwork around one notable piece. The layout allowed the curator to introduce new artists and artwork that may otherwise be difficult to highlight.

Artist names forming constellations
Artist names forming constellations

There were ten to fifteen notable pieces, each on display with other artwork around it. The surrounding items were all related and influenced by the main piece. The clustering was not linear in order, nor just a collection of trivial likenesses or copies. Instead the clusters combined different media such as sculpture with paintings.

The curation was well thought out, engaging, and something I would like to see replicated.

Inside the Constellations exhibit
Inside the Constellations exhibit

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Looking out from the gallery
Looking out from the gallery
Glass chandelier in Tate Liverpool's lobby
Glass chandelier in Tate Liverpool’s lobby
Close up of the glass chandelier
Close up of the glass chandelier

Not all artwork is serious…

A leg extending out from a wall
A leg extending out from a wall