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Sheila Hicks

DLA Piper Series : Constellations

August 3, 2015 - Summer 2017

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Sheila Hicks, Ganem, 1968
Sheila HicksGanem, 1968, raw silk, 365 x 255 x 20 mm

Purchased with funds provided by the Tate Americas Foundation (Latin American Acquisitions Committee) 2014

What links a Grayson Perry ceramic to a Cindy Sherman photograph? Explore the links between artists and artworks in our updated display of the Tate collection, Constellations. 

At the heart of each constellation is a ‘trigger’ artwork, chosen for its profound and revolutionary effect on modern and contemporary art. Surrounding the trigger works are artworks that relate to it and to each other, across time and location. Visitors to constellations can enjoy an imaginative display of art works by Henri Matisse, Barbara Hepworth, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Rachel Whiteread, Glenn Ligon and many, many more.

Those visiting Liverpool to see Peter Blake’s spectacular Dazzle Ferry and installation in Tate Liverpool’s café will be particularly delighted to see the new ‘pop’ constellation featuring work by Sir Peter Blake, Claes Oldenburg and Richard Hamilton.

Detailed information on each constellation can be found in the menu to the left.

Accompanying each constellation is a word cloud (to be found under the information panels within each room). Made up of a set of key words that suggest the connections between them, these clouds offer a visual snapshot of the shared characteristics within each constellation, with those traits that are most common appearing larger.