In Conversation about Yves Klein – Tate Liverpool Curator, Darren Pih

22nd Feb 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Edge

In Conversation about Yves Klein

Tate Liverpool and Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) present a public event to discuss the Tate exhibition ‘YVES KLEIN‘, with guest speaker Darren Pih, curator at Tate Liverpool.

Yves Klein is considered a major figure in post-war European art. He was the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany. Klein was a pioneer in the development of performance art, and is seen as an inspiration to, and as a forerunner of, Minimal art, as well as Pop art.

The ICE In Conversation event will be complemented by a screening of ‘Martial Art‘, produced at TATE Exchange by Edge Hill University’s Animators, and by a celebration of Concurrent#3, an Edge Hill University TATE Exchange project, 19th – 25th February 2017.  The events will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus with registration from 6pm, followed by a reception in Creative Edge at 8pm for attendees, participants and performers.


  • 6.00pm Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.30pm Event Start
  • 8.00pm Refreshments, Networking and Performance

Guest Speaker Profile: Darren Pih – Curator, TATE Liverpool. 

Darren has been part of the exhibitions team at Tate Liverpool since 2006. His curated exhibitions include ‘Transmitting Andy Warhol’ and ‘Gretchen Bender’ (2014-5), which ran concurrently and traced how artists from different generations have responded to the possibilities of mass media; commissions including ‘Richard Hawkins: Hijikata Twist’ (2014) with new works providing ‘twisted’ interpretations of mid-century Western figurative painting through the optic of Japanese Butoh; and ‘Moyra Davey: Hangmen of England’ (2013); ‘Glam! The Performance of Style’ (2013-4, touring to Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz) which traced the migration of performance and fine art ideas to the front face of popular culture and style in the 1970s; René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle’ (2011-2, touring to the Albertina, Vienna), a major exhibition emphasising Magritte’s influence on pop, neo-dada and conceptual art. Other exhibitions include ‘Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life, Vienna 1900’ (2008); and ‘Turner Prize ‘07’; and ‘Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde’ (2007). Darren has published numerous essays for exhibition catalogues and online, and is part of a small team curating the rolling programme of Tate collection displays. He previously worked at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and at Camden Arts Centre, London.

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21 OCTOBER 2016 – 5 MARCH 2017

A major figure of post war art, Yves Klein (1928–1962) is renowned for his dazzling monochrome paintings and for pioneering new attitudes on the relationship between art and life.  This will be the first UK exhibition in over twenty years, exploring in-depth the full range of his work.


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