28 February, 2006

art & the 60's

Auckland Art Gallery
25 February to 2 July 2006

This exhibition from Tate Britain draws on the Tate's superb collection of works from the period, along with loans from the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and Auckland's own collections.

Art & the 60s from Tate Britain tracks the changes that took place during the swinging sixties when the barriers blurred between music, fashion, advertising and art. While the period gave new meaning to style, not all art was flippant, especially after the political protests of 1968. Underlying the slick mechanical production techniques and the collage effects was a serious desire to question society, to draw attention to the way technical advances affect the way we perceive and live in the world.

Lets Play 66

How much do you think you know about the 1960s? Let's Play 66 enables you to become a virtual contestant in a 1960s-style game show so that you can test out your knowledge of the 1960s. Let's Play 66 is a fun and engaging way to learn about British art, general history and popular culture. Anyone can play, whether you are a 60s quiz whiz or a complete novice. All of the answers to the questions can be found in the contextual information provided for the exhibition Art and the 60s: This Was Tomorrow.

all about the exhibition at the Tate

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