Arts & Culture
Steve McQueen: Year 3, a portrait of Britain’s future
- 9:00 pm
22 June 2022
Online | £7+BF
In 2019 Steve McQueen invited every Year 3 pupil in London to have their photograph taken by a team of specially trained Tate photographers. The result was Year 3 – a mesmerising large-scale installation at Tate Britain and on billboards across London of more than 3,000 class photographs of around 76,000 London-based children.
In a new book which features photographs from the exhibition, McQueen and Gilroy write about the collective and individual power of the photographs, which both capture the sheer size and diversity of the capital, and offer a glimpse of our country’s future – a hopeful portrait of a generation to come.
McQueen, Gilroy and Maria Balshaw will talk to former Guardian columnist Gary Younge about the project’s creation, reception and legacy.
In 1999 Steve McQueen won the Turner prize for his film and video works, and in 2014 his film 12 Years a Slave won three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs; Paul Gilroy is the founding director of the Sarah Parker Redmond Centre for the Study of Race and Racism at University College, London; and Maria Balshaw became the first female director of the Tate in 2017.
Year 3 is a partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction.
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If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Year 3 at checkout for a special combined price of £35 (RRP £40). Books will be dispatched on publication date.
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Photo: Steve McQueen in front of some of his images of schoolchildren at Tate Britain. Credit: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images