What’s So Funny? With Tamsin Greig | Unlock Art | Tate

Actress Tamsin Greig, of Channel 4’s Black Books and Green Wing fame, gets to grips with humour in art.

From conceptual artist Duchamp to Dutch performance artist Bas Jan Ader, we discuss the central role that humour has played in art over the last 100 years.

‘Unlock Art’ is Tate’s short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art. Previous films have featured Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, rock duo The Kills, comedian Frank Skinner, and Girls star Jemima Kirke amongst celebrity art fans introducing some of the big ideas that have shaped art history. A new film is released each month, with topics ranging from the history of the nude and the nature of the art market, to Pop art.

Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts.

[Le Méridien Unlock Art microsite]


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