The conference programme for the Tate Modern symposium celebrating the Centenary of the Blue Rider has now been published. The Blue Rider Centenary Symposium Friday 25 November 2011, 10.30–17.30 Saturday 26 November 2011, 10.30–17.00 This symposium celebrates the centenary of the first exhibition of The Blue Rider at Galerie Thannhauser in Munich in December 1911. The Blue Rider was a global project including references as diverse as Japanese art, Russian folk art, children’s drawings, Bavarian glass painting and artworks by contemporary European artists, musicians and writers.

Wassily Kandinsky 

Cossacks 1910–11 

 

Tate © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

The two-day event will establish the divergent as well as related patterns of intention, outcome and influence presented under the name Der Blaue Reiter and explore its ongoing legacies and relevance today. Keynote presentations by Annegret Hoberg and Peter Vergo. Keynote performance by Stelarc. A performance of Kandinsky’s Der Gelbe Klang (Yellow Sound) will take place on Saturday evening. In collaboration with University of Bristol and Centre for Fine Art Research Cardiff (CSAD) Supported by the British Academy and the Bristol Gallery Tate Modern  Starr Auditorium £30 (£20 concessions), booking required. For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888. http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/symposia/24491.htm Programme http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/symposia/blue_rider_programme.pdf