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Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational

Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational
Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational
Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational
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New perspectives on global art histories.

About the Partnership

Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational’s vision is to explore new perspectives on global art histories and highlight global exchanges between artists and their ideas. Newly established in January 2019 as part of a long-term partnership with Tate, the Centre reflects a shared vision of how connections that have been overlooked can provide a new way of framing history. Expanding on Tate’s groundbreaking collections and programs, this major initiative encourages the idea that art, artists and art histories are connected beyond their countries of origin and deepens understandings about multiple art histories. In an effort to further original research and facilitate transnational ways of understanding and researching, the Centre hosts research events each year including an annual symposium, seminars and workshops.

Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational contributes to exhibitions, acquisitions and programs across Tate with a wide network of collaborators; recent exhibitions have included A Year in Art: Australia 1992 and solo exhibitions Zanele Muholi and Nam June Paik at Tate Modern.

A Year in Art: Australia 1992

A Year in Art: Australia 1992, responds to debates around land rights and the ongoing legacies of colonialism. Taking the High Court of Australia’s landmark 1992 Mabo ruling as a starting point – the decision which overturned terra nullius (meaning ‘land belonging to nobody’), the doctrine on which the British had justified colonizing the land now known as Australia – the exhibition with over 25 works by Australian artists, explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ relationship with their lands as well as colonization’s continuing impact on issues of representation, social injustice and climate emergency.

Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi presented works by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (1972) that share the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa. From their very first body of work Only Half the Picture, to their on-going series Somnyama Ngonyama – translated as ‘Hail the Dark Lioness’, their works challenge dominant ideologies and representations, capturing the participants in their photographs as fellow human beings bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and often violence.

Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik brought together over 200 artworks, photographs, films and archive objects from Paik’s five-decade career - from TV screen robots to his experimental yet playful video and installation works. Renowned for his use of new technologies and interdisciplinary practice, Nam June Paik (1932-2006)’s works continue to be an inspiration for artists, musicians, performers and collaborators. The exhibition looked into significant creative partnerships Paik had with composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, artist Joseph Beuys and cellist Charlotte Moorman and further Sistine Chapel 1993 was for the first time recreated since Paik received the Golden Lion for the 1993 Venice Biennale German Pavilion.