This exhibition showcases the work of Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić, curated in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade. It is their first UK museum show.
Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Latin America’s most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern is staging the first ever international full-scale survey of her work. The exhibition reveals aspects of Schendel’s dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers and thinkers, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence.
Nicoline van Harskamp addresses the function and power of the spoken word, and its ability to influence perception and to shape thought, both of which are instrumental to politics.
Using footage of public presentations and debates, records of conversational writing and other available or generated material, she writes the scripts for her video and performance pieces. In most of these, actors employ countless variations of non-native English, a language that is the actual subject-matter of a new series of works.
This exhibition examines how we use our voice as a tool to assert our prescence in the world. By bringing together audio documentary, performance, text and sound, the display takes a moment to listen to the harmony of voices rising.
(Image: Still from A Night of Prophecy 2002 © Courtesy Amar Kanwar and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York)