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An exhibition of major works by one of the most influential figures of the post-war era, Yves Klein, has opened at Tate Liverpool.

The exhibition, sponsored by Edge Hill, is the first UK museum solo show of the French artist’s work in over 20 years.

Klein’s career was marked by extraordinary creativity and a bold attitude to art and life that was pivotal to later movements from pop to performance art and beyond. Presenting around 40 major works – many of which have never been seen before in the UK – the exhibition throws fresh light on his artistic practice.

Edge Hill students are being offered free tickets to attend the exhibition, and a group of students had the opportunity to film at an exclusive press launch event.

Mark Allanson, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said that the institution’s relationship with Tate Liverpool is invaluable to the creative development of students.

“The Tate Liverpool programme provokes, inspires and starts conversations. Our partnership with Tate adds a dimension to the student experience by making a world-class, innovative gallery readily available to be explored. Projects flowing from the partnership provide students on creative courses such as dance, film and writing, invaluable opportunities to enhance their knowledge and employability.”

Andrea Nixon, Executive Director, Tate Liverpool added:

“Partnership and collaboration is at the heart of what we do here at Tate Liverpool. We’re thrilled to be continuing and developing our relationship with Edge Hill University which allows us to engage with student audiences and create fantastic joint programme together.”