Tate Lab with Anna Lomax

The final in a celebratory series of highlights from 2014 at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, featuring the last ever Tate Lab with artist Anna Lomax which took place in October 2014 at Tate Modern…

The last Tate Lab took place in October and was led by set-designer and maker Anna Lomax, in response to the Malevich retrospective at Tate Modern.

The session started with the group hearing about Anna’s career and practice and specifically how she was inspired by Malevich’s Dance of Forms for a past project.

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© Anna Lomax

This was followed by a visit to the exhibition, during which the group was tasked with choosing 3 motifs from Malevich’s work to use in the first making session of the workshop. The group reinterpreted these motifs in vinyl and applied them to the glass windows of Tate Modern’s East Room, much like when Malevich and his students who decorated the town of Vitebsk as part of their work as members of the UNOVIS artist group.

Tate Lab: 4 october 2014 Tate Modern

Costume making © Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole

The afternoon was a busy one; inspired by the Dance of Forms and Anna’s practice, the group designed, constructed and decorated individual costumes and an entire set to pose in in the space of only a few hours – a real feat! We finished the session with a photo-shoot to showcase all the pieces that had been made.

Tate Lab: 4 october 2014 Tate Modern

Finished costume & prop © Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole

Tate Lab: 4 october 2014 Tate Modern

Tate Collective London’s Harriet shooting © Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole

The final outcomes were a real mixture of both Malevich and Anna Lomax’ practice. Safe to say Late Tab definitely went out with a Malevich-themed bang!

Tate Lab: 4 october 2014 Tate Modern

Group shot! © Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole

Hope you enjoyed the highlights. Looking forward to sharing what we get up to in 2015 in London!