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!
Our new exhibition Mondrian and Colour opens this Saturday 24 May 10am.

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. 
Mondrian and Colour
24 May - 21 September 2014
Free admission

Turner Contemporary is working in partnership with Tate Liverpool, who is presenting the concurrent exhibitionMondrian and his Studios from 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.

Spencer Finch:
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 works including 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 over 100 coloured windmills made by the community as part of Moving with the Wind, led by artist Carlos Cortes. The Build Your Worlds Collective dance on Margate beach at 2.30/3.30/4.30pm. 
Margate Clock Tower's Time Ball drops for the first time in nearly 100 years (1pm) and Dreamland's new Visitor Centre opens on 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.
Find all the events on our dedicated website summerofcolour.org.
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Matisse: Live
Tue 3 Jun, 7.15pm
Carlton Cinema, Westgate
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's Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition with Tate Director Nicholas Serota and broadcaster Francine Stock, featuring interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work. 
See Matisse: Live at Carlton Cinema Westgate 
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Image credits:
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Molen (Mill); The Red Mill, 1911 Oil on canvas, 150 cm x 86 cmCollection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA 
Spencer Finch, Passing Cloud, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin.
Windmills. Photo Mandy Quy-Verlander
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