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Spanish Conversation Group- Tate Modern, Art and the Legacy of European Empires

26 November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this excellent conference in SPANISH with Maria Luz Gartner, blue badge guide. We will look at the consequences of European Imperialism through works of art that have been exhibited in the Turbine Hall or the permanent collection at the Tate Modern. We will explore how different artists express their views, feelings, and opinions in themes related to colonialism, slavery, and immigration; topics that are very relevant at the moment. We’ll talk about Fons Americanus, Kara Walker’s installation at the Turbine Hall in 2020; Shibboleth, Doris Salcedo’s crack of the Turbine Hall between 2007 and 2008, and some works from the permanent collection such as Ink by El Anatsui and The British Library by Yinka Shinobare. These works of art illustrate the complexity of these conflicts. We will also talk about the origins of the collection, its relation with slavery, and its birth as a contemporary art collection.

After the conference, we will have conversation time.

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