Talks / Workshops

How to Biennale! An Exchange of ideas at Tate Modern

Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
08 May 2018 - 13 May 2018

Wall art (artist unknown), Fort Kochi, 2012. Photograph: Robert E. D'Souza

Wall art (artist unknown), Fort Kochi, 2012. Photograph: Robert E. D'Souza

How to Biennale! invites participation from anyone engaged in organising art events to join an open forum of ideas at Tate Exchange (Tate Modern).

Join discussion groups on all aspects of exhibition and art event production including curatorial vision, building a team and connecting with artists and audiences. Each group will be facilitated by established arts professionals.

Drawing inspiration from Kochi Biennale in India, which is well known for artists producing their work on site, Winchester School of Art is spending a week building an art biennale in Tate Exchange. Drop in and get involved in the production of contemporary art.

The programme will include opportunities to participate with artists to make, curate and install work. Visitors can join a wide variety of workshops to discover what it means to build art ‘events’, including the use of 3D digital scanning, an introduction to crowdfunding, and participation in performance-based art.

A series of daily reflective discussions will be held in amongst the working process of building the biennale. This series of talks will invite you to be part of dialogues with members of the Kochi Biennale and to explore aspects of Tate Modern’s collection. In addition to main events listed below, the exhibition and various activities run every day from Wed – Sun.

Notes from this event will go on to be included in a new publication How to Biennale! The Manual (playing on the seminal 1980’s manual by the music and art collective The KLF) which aims to offer a practical and accessible guide to making art “eventful” outside of formal institutional structures and expectations.

Free, limited places—book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Booking here

How to Biennale! is part of Building an Art Biennale at Tate Exchange, organised by Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.


May 8 -13 , 2018, 12 – 18pm

Tate Exchange
Blavatnik Building
Level 5, Tate Modern
London, United Kingdom


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