The exhibition features artists from across different generations who work with a diverse range of media: from film, painting, photography, and sculpture to installation and live work. Many of the works in this exhibition focus on themes of repetition, reprocessing and the appropriation of images and facts, on a spectrum between tribute and pastiche.
Different visual codes and imagery are being combined, often from competing rather than connecting influences, to create highly personal languages. Its forms range from the classic reiteration of motifs, collage and montage to file sharing and digital reproduction. While these approaches are most commonly associated with postmodernism, the Tate Triennial reveals how an entirely new range of possibilities is reinvigorating such processes in current art practice.