6 December 2019 at 18.00–21.00
7–8 December 2019
6 December 18.00-21.00 – Live performance with Liliane Lijn
Level 5, Blatavnik Building
Originally staged during the Festival for Chilean Liberation at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1974, Power Game is both a game and a live, unrehearsed performance that uses gambling to investigate the politics of identity and power. Played as an altered game of Chemin de Fer using a pack of word cards devised by the artist, Power Game explores the meanings, misconceptions and the power and poetry of words through spectacle and play. At the heart of the game are invited players, who have been chosen for their wit, originality and influential economic, political or cultural standpoint.
Power Game at Tate Exchange was part of A Year in Art: 1973, a display at Tate Modern that explores the range of responses by artists and activists to the 1973 coup d’etat in Chile. Taking this tumultuous moment as its departure point, the display demonstrates how artists around the world came together in solidarity networks to express dissent and bear witness.