Student Review: Tate Liverpool

A review by Jana Lukavecki

“In Liverpool’s famous TATE gallery a visitor can enjoy and let their spirit roam around the currently installed exhibitions, which will not leave one unimpressed or emotionless. From exhibited drawings to new technologies, visitors are invited to witness some of history’s most renewed artists, ideas that were once radical, works that inspired so many of future generations to come and take part in today’s technology era driven installations and artistic practices.

cecile_b-_evans_sprung_a_leak_2016_03Upon entry we are welcomed by Cécile B. Evans newest work ‘Sprung a Leak 2016′, which consists of humanoid and dog-like robots, multiple screens, a fountain and several other elements that all connect into one loop story. As the story unfolds, we witness, while at the same time experience ourselves, today’s influence of technology, machines’ artificial intelligence and our connection and dialog with them.

Afterwards we are taken to the joined exhibition of Tracey Emin and William Blake, one that presents a modernistic thought presented through a conceptual work ‘My Bed (1998)’ by Tracey Emin, next to works in traditional medium from William Blake, which are each separately a precise entanglement of line and colour. Put together, they evoke sense of the deeper, hidden humane aspect in both ourselves and ‘higher powers’

Lastly await two separate retrospective exhibitions of brilliant minds and artists of the 20th century. Yves Klein’s exhibition teleports us back to the beginning of modern though and conceptual approach. Through Klein’s monochrome and fire paintings, installations, performances; his own IKB colour, video documentations – we are presented with the life’s work of one of the artists whose contribution of genius and excellence is deeply in rooted in Europeans art history. Next, we enter into the world of Edward Krasiński – an exhibition which as a concept in itself encapsulates Krasiński’s installations, visual tricks, concepts, interpretations and interventions. So simply, yet so profoundly the way he arranged and presented his work challenged so many known notions of what fine art is, that even still today you cannot leave his exhibition without questioning where does the art end and reality start.”


Current exhibitions showing: Tracey Emin and William Blake – In Focus, Cécile B. Evans – Sprung a Leak 2016, Edward Krasiński – retrospective, Yves Klein – retrospective