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Retracing Black

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Black, Electromedia Performance at Black Gate Theatre, New York , 1967 © Courtesy Aldo Tambellini. Photo: Richard Raderman
Retracing Black

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom
October 9th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012
Opening: October 9th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
london bridge, southbank
EMAIL:  
visiting.modern@tate.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7887 8888
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Thurs 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-10
TAGS:  
video-art, performance
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Aldo Tambellini is a revolutionary figure who pioneered multimedia and multisensory work at the heart of the New York avant-garde during the 1960s. This installation presenting a major recreation of his electromedia events will highlight his innovative incorporation of painting, performance, slide and film projections, video and sound to create dazzling, immersive media environments.

Tambellini has been devoted to political and creative change throughout his career. He was one of the earliest artists to use video and television as a medium, and he helped to establish several collectives and venues in New York’s Lower East Side – including Group Center, The Gate Theatre, The Black Gate Theatre, and collaborations with dancers, musicians and the Umbra Poets, a group of black poets and activists with whom he met regularly – that contributed substantially to the development of cross-disciplinary art.

Opening times for Retracing Black:
Tuesday 9 October: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 10 October: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday 11 October: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday 12 October: 10:00 – 22:00
Saturday 13 October: 10:00 – 17:00 (live performance 21.00-22.00)
Sunday 14 October: 10:00 – 18:00

Retracing Black is co-curated by Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi with Stuart Comer, assisted by Capucine Perrot.

With thanks to Anna Salomone and Harvard Film Archive

 

Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action