Frances Morris: Tate in the World - The World in Tate

This lecture has been postponed to a later date due to unforeseen circumstances!


Thursday 12 March 2020, starting at 7:00 p.m.
VANDENHOVE Centrum voor Architectuur en Beeldende Kunst
Rozier 1, 9000 Gent.

From its opening in 2000 Tate Modern boldly, and controversially, departed from chronology and the ‘western canon’ as organising principles for the display of its international collection. This lecture will explore and reflect upon Tate’s long-term strategy to diversify and broaden the collection, in relation to media, gender, race and geography. Embedded in research, this strategy is transforming both the visitor experience as well as encouraging the emergence of new ‘transnational’ narratives in art history.

Frances Morris has been Director of Tate Modern since 2016. Curator, writer and broadcaster, Frances joined Tate in 1987 becoming Head of Displays at Tate Modern in 2000 and Director of Collections, International Art from 2006. Alongside many exhibition projects and publications, including acclaimed retrospectives of Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama and Agnes Martin, Frances has led the transformation of Tate’s International Collection, strategically broadening and diversifying its international reach, developing the collecting of live art and performance and pioneering new forms of museum display.