Conceptual Art in Britain1964-1979
at Tate Britain, London

A defining period in art history,
April 12 – August 29, 2016

 Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 shows how artists working in britain during this period transformed the nature of art. The exhibition traces the course of this movement from its origins in the mid 1960s through the late 1970s, and demonstrates the radical, provocative, and politically-engaged nature of this defining period in art history.
Conceptual artists made ideas the essence of their art. They often employed theory and philosophy to produce work that invited analysis and enquiry rather than pure contemplation. The exhibition aims to demonstrate how conceptual artists pushed art beyond its traditional boundaries and questioned how it was defined.
 

THIS EXHIBITION WILL POSITION CONCEPTUAL ART NOT AS A STYLE
BUT RATHER A GAME-CHANGING SHIFT IN THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT ART,
HOW IT IS MADE AND WHAT IT IS FOR.