July events at Tate Modern

July 1, 2009toJuly 31, 2009

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Scale
big-tableUntil 24 October
Tate Modern, Level 3
Admission Free

This three-room display looks at the way that artists make us aware of our size in relation to their work.

At the centre is Robert Therrien’s extraordinary No Title (Table and Four Chairs) 2003, which is part of the new ARTIST ROOMS collection. Here the viewer is dwarfed by household objects, heightening responses to our place in the world. This draws from a long tradition that encompasses Alice in Wonderland and Gulliver’s Travels.

The other galleries hold works from the last 100 years in which this sense is captured, from the diminutive figures of Alberto Giacometti, to the disconcerting jumps in scale used by Rene Magritte. Therrien’s Red Room 2000–7, also part of ARTIST ROOMS, can be found within the displays of the adjacent Poetry and Dream wing.

Start: In the summer holidays
Tuesday to Sundays
21 July-Friday 28 August
11.00–17.00 (plus weekend sessions 11-17.00)
Tate Modern, UBS Openings: Family Zone, Level 3 Concourse
Free, for 5 years and over
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Come and visit the Start team who will help you choose an activity to try in the galleries. Go where you have never gone before and try one of the brand new Start games made especially for the new displays on Level 5. Solve a riddle and undertake a gallery challenge as you chase each other around Process Your Energy board game, make a map and do an art walk in Traces & Places or try art experiments with a single piece of paper in What’s The Art?

Tate Modern Trails
Level 3
Available daily from the Information Desks on Levels 1 and 2
Free, for 4 years and over

The summer holidays just got even better – Tate Modern has created some new paperbased activities for you to explore the gallery in unusual ways! Children over six can grab a pencil and a friend and fill in the UNSketch book, while younger children will discover hidden areas and strange facts about Tate Modern with the Seen/Unseen trail.

Children’s Multimedia Guide to Tate Modern
Tate Modern, Levels 3 and 5
Available daily from the Information Desk on Level 2 and on Level 3
£4 (£3.50 concessions), for 5 years and over

Tate’s fun and interactive children’s multimedia guide is a fantastic way to bring the art in the galleries to life. Listen to music, watch video clips and play games that help you find out more about some of the most family-friendly art works on display

For more information:
See the Fun Kids review of Tate Modern