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Tate Britain: Primary schools join Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project

Tate Britain: Primary schools join Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project

From 12 November 2019 to May 2020, the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain will be taken over by a vast installation of the photographs, free for all to visit. It will be a celebration of the tens of thousands of young people who will make London their own in years to come, and a meditation on the social forces and personal developments that shape our lives. Artangel, who are renowned for producing extraordinary art in unexpected places, will also create an outdoor exhibition of class photographs across each of London’s 33 boroughs, giving passers-by a glimpse of the future of their city.

Using the medium of the traditional school class photograph, this vast work is one of the most ambitious portraits of children ever undertaken in the UK. It offers us a glimpse of the capital’s future, a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. Steve McQueen together with Tate, Artangel and A New Direction, invited every Year 3 primary school class in London to be photographed by a bespoke team of Tate photographers. These class photos are brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils in a milestone year in their development.


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Where: Tate Britain

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