Le Meridien and Tate Launch Film Series
‘Unlock Art’ is a new series of short films offering an introduction to the world of art.
Created by Tate in partnership with Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Unlock Art will feature eight short films that put art under the spotlight.
Topics range from the history of the nude to humour, performance to pop art, presenting all the need-to-know facts. The film series was conceived to make visual art more accessible to a wider audience.
Each of the films in the Unlock Art series will be released on a monthly basis and presented by a high-profile personality from the world of entertainment.
Presented by Frank Skinner, the first film in the series, ‘Unlock Art: Bringing Performance Art to Life’, was screened on Oct. 15, 2013 as part of the Frieze VIP programme, at an event at Le Méridien Piccadilly. In London, Tate is the Unlock Art partner for Le Méridien Piccadilly.
Following the launch of the Unlock Art film series at Frieze London, Le Méridien and Tate will release one film per month, focusing on the following topics:
- November – Shopping (to be launched on 15 November)
- December – Pop
- January – Women in Art
- February – Nude
- March – Double Acts
- April – Surrealism
- May – Audience poll
The audience vote will take place in January 2014. For more information about the Unlock Art film series, visit: http://www.lemeridien.com/filmseries.
Today Tate has four major sites: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Tate presents exhibitions which contribute to current debates in the visual arts and wider cultural field. Tate’s collection consists of over 66,000 works of art across a huge range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, photography, film and performance.