The Tate Triennial is a snapshot of the state of contemporary art in Britain today. Featuring 30 artists the 2006 Triennial will explore a significant strand in contemporary art practice: the borrowing or recasting of cultural material. While the appropriation and juxtaposition of images, facts, formal elements and even existing art works is a well recognized artistic strategy, most commonly associated with post-modernism, the Triennial aims to identify new tendencies in the way contemporary artists process their material. The exhibition has been selected by Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Kunsthalle, Zurich in association with Tate curators Carolyn Kerr, Katharine Stout, Clarrie Wallis and Catherine Wood. The catalogue will feature essays by Beatrix Ruf and Jan Verwoert, with short essays on each of the artists.