Fazenda & Tate Liverpool Partnership

Tate has come a long way since it first opened its doors to the public in 1897. Today, this centenarian institution is composed of four major galleries. It is the home to over 70,000 artworks, comprised of the UK’s national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, and the international modern & contemporary art collection.

In the 1980s, Alan Bowness, the then Director of Tate, decided to create a ‘Tate of the North’ and in 1988 Tate Liverpool launched to the public. Today, over 700,000 people visit the museum a year in Liverpool, cementing its position as a major venue for exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Recently, Tate Liverpool invited Fazenda Liverpool to become one of their partners.

“It’s fantastic to be working with Fazenda Liverpool, who through our partnership are helping more people to enjoy and understand art. Fazenda have been incredibly supportive of our new commission by artist Sol Calero, which explores  South American culture and how it is perceived.

Working with local businesses like Fazenda is hugely important to Tate Liverpool and allows us to deliver world-class exhibitions, new commissions, and educational opportunities for people of all ages.”

Jo Warmington, Head of Development, Tate Liverpool.

Sol Calero installing El Autobús. Artwork © Sol Calero. Image courtesy of Tate, Tate Digital, 2019

Sol Calero installing El Autobús. Artwork © Sol Calero. Image courtesy of Tate, Tate Digital, 2019

As culture and art are a strong part of our heritage, we couldn’t be happier to support Tate and even more so to back the exhibition of a fellow South American and artist, Sol Calero.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1982, this talented artist’s work examines the clichés associated to the Latin American culture which often leads to cultural misconceptions.

Calero’s new commission, ‘El Autobús 2019’, is inspired by travelling in Latin America, where richly decorated buses are a popular means of transport. For locals, the bus is a necessary part of the daily commute, while tourists use them in pursuit of exotic adventure. Calero explores this tension in an audio-visual installation featuring a guided tour that takes visitors on a journey through an imagined land.

Sol Calero, El Autobús 2019

Sol Calero, El Autobús 2019

On 30th September, Júlia Coutinho Huf, our Relationships & Events Manager will be welcoming Sol Calero and Tate partners for a special dinner at Fazenda Liverpool to celebrate Latin America through food and art.

“Art has always played a big role in Latin cultures, not only as an individual way  of expressing oneself, but as well as a creative force for social change.

I was privileged to have visited the ‘Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes’ in Buenos  Aires many times when growing up and learning the history of our ancestors through art. I learnt at an early age that art, just like food, brings  nations together and this is what we are all about.

Fazenda was born from our desire to share our South American roots with the  people from the UK and it gives us huge pleasure to be able to back such crucial  and meaningful work of a fellow South American. We strongly believe in the  power of partnership and we are thrilled to support Tate Liverpool, such an  important institution locally and nationally.”

Tomas Maunier, Managing Director, Fazenda

Sol Calero installing El Autobús. Artwork © Sol Calero. Image courtesy of Tate, Tate Digital, 2019

Sol Calero installing El Autobús. Artwork © Sol Calero. Image courtesy of Tate, Tate Digital, 2019

You can find out more about ‘El Autobús 2019’ here or by visiting Tate Liverpool’s website for their full programme.

Competition

We love sharing everything that we do with you, Fazendeiros. For that reason, we have teamed up with Tate and Hope Street Hotel to gift a lucky winner and a guest with a special weekend in Liverpool. You can learn more about it and enter here.