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Tate Liverpool to Unveil New Commissions by Rineke Dijkstra

LIVERPOOL.- In April 2010 Tate Liverpool will unveil new commissions by acclaimed Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra: I See a Woman Crying features two Liverpool-based video works never seen before in the UK. The works were borne out of the artist’s residence at Tate Liverpool during the European Capital of Culture 2008 exhibition The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space; a groundbreaking project inspired by ideas and proposals from people across the city. Through collaborating directly with Tate Liverpool’s audiences, Dijkstra’s residence saw her working with groups of school children from across the region, after being inspired by the ways that Tate Liverpool staff encourage children to interact with art. During The Fifth Floor a studio was built in the gallery and the artist documented school children interpreting Picasso’s iconic painting Weeping Woman (1937), currently on