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Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Get beneath the grid - Mondrian and Colour opens this Saturday and the Summer of Colour begins...
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Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Molen (Mill); The Red Mill, 1911
This summer, get beneath Mondrian's grid and see Margate transform into an explosion of colour!
Piet Mondrian changed painting. The twentieth century Dutch artist moved from depicting reality to pioneer something completely new and controversial, abstraction.
70 years after Mondrian’s death, see over 50 works spanning Mondrian’s career, many from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, which holds the largest collection of Mondrian’s paintings, along with exhibits from museums and private collections in Europe and the USA.
Turner Contemporary is working in partnership with Tate Liverpool, who is presenting the concurrent exhibitionMondrian and his Studiosfrom 6 June until 5 October 2014. The exhibition explores the artist's importance in the field of abstraction and his relationship with architecture and urbanism.
The Skies can't keep their secret
Sat 24 May - Sun 21 Sep 2014
Alongside Mondrian and Colour, contemporary artist Spencer Finch responds to light and colour, with new worksincluding a large-scale suspended sculpture that subtly alters as the natural light changes throughout the day.
This summer, Margate is transformed into a festival of colour!
Feel the joy of being by the sea in a colourful explosion of dance, performance, theatre, art and activity in Margate and the surrounding area of Thanet, inspired by Mondrian.
Every week, experience something colourful, new and exciting, starting with the festival's opening day...
Join us on Saturday 24 May
Margate beach and town fills with over100 coloured windmillsmade by the community as part ofMoving with the Wind, led by artistCarlos Cortes. TheBuild Your Worlds Collectivedance on Margate beach at 2.30/3.30/4.30pm.
Margate Clock Tower's Time Balldrops for the first time in nearly 100 years (1pm) andDreamland's new Visitor Centre openson Sunday 25 May (2pm).
Discover your Summer of Colour
There are many events taking place during the festival from the First Fridays art encounters, Coat for a Boat exhibition, Colour Walks and Tango on the Terrace (Mondrian loved to boogie!) to Margate Jazz Festival, creative colour workshops, Deckchair Printing and much more.
Complement your visit to our Mondrian and Colour exhibition by seeing Tate's first ever live broadcast into cinemas around the UK. Enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of Tate Modern'sHenri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibitionwith Tate Director Nicholas Serota and broadcaster Francine Stock, featuring interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work.