2053: A Living Museum

It’s 2053. All of the artworks in Tate Liverpool’s special exhibition An Imagined Museum have vanished, replaced by a ‘living museum’ an army of people assembled to preserve the memory of the artworks that were once on display.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Liverpool in Merseyside, United Kingdom.
From Saturday 20 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 05 January 2016.
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2053: A Living Museum is the extraordinary conclusion of Tate Liverpool’s special exhibition, An Imagined Museum: works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections. Following the closure of the exhibition on Sunday 14 February 2016, the exhibition will reopen on 20 February 2016 with the artworks removed, replaced by a person or group remembering or performing each of the artworks that were once on display. Visitors can expect to see a wide variety of performances including dance, song and spoken word.

An Imagined Museum and 2053: A Living Museum draw on Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451 (1953), where characters become a living library of banned books to preserve their content for future generations.
Starting at 10.00 on Saturday 20 February 2016 each of the artworks that were in An Imagined Museum will be ‘remembered’ one at a time. Each performance will express the unique impact and values that only art brings into our lives. Highlights include an ongoing action orchestrated by acclaimed artists Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş, alongside contemporary classical ensemble Epiphany, and a host of curators, art historians, artists, students, community groups and members of the public.

Would you like to perform at Tate Liverpool? Members of the public are invited to help us remember the artworks on display in An Imagined Museum. Join our ‘living museum’ and register your interest in participating. Email alivingmuseum@tate.org.uk or sign up in the gallery. Selected applicants will then work closely with Tate Liverpool curators and artists at workshops to discuss and learn an artwork by heart so it can be re-enacted publically during the event.

Not to be missed
Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Institut Français du Royaume Uni, the German Federal Foreign Office, Goethe-Institut London and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London