A taste of the Tate in Liverpool

Val at the Jason Pollock Show at Tate Liverpool,

Val at the Jason Pollock Show at Tate Liverpool,

At the end of June, GTO’s Contributing Editor, Val Baynton, enjoyed a visit to Tate Liverpool to see the 2015 summer season. The three shows – Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Glenne Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, and a solo exhibition from the Romanian artist, Geta Brătescu – each reveal unique approaches to art but there are interconnecting themes such as the use of calligraphy. The Jackson Pollock show is the first in over 30 years to explore the artist’s infamous ‘black pourings’, made between 1951 and 1953, and which were a radical departure both for the artist and the artistic world. Twenty of the black pourings are on show at Tate Liverpool, the largest number ever gathered together in one place, and the exhibition includes several examples that have not been seen in Europe for several decades. The summer season continues Tate Liverpool’s aim to highlight international art and to create multi-themed but linked summer shows using all the gallery space.