Post-script: This piece was initially intended as a review of the exhibition ‘Takis’Tate Modern. Sadly, since the time of writing the artist has passed away, on the morning of the 9th of August. This piece has subsequently been revised as something of a tribute to a singular figure of contemporary art.
4 August 2019
Tate Modern was shut and declared a crime scene on Sunday after a six-year-old French boy was thrown five floors from the 10th-floor viewing platform. The child crashed onto the fifth-floor roof above the new member’s room and was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance where he is in critical condition.
10 July 2019
Olafur Eliasson is now a very big deal in the world of contemporary art
7 July 2019
The Greek artist Panayiotis Vassillakis, known simply as Takis, born in Athens in 1925, is a very senior member of today’s international avant-garde. His new show at Tate Modern – what? Not a woman, not a person of colour? – therefore qualifies as an event of some interest.
18 June 2019
Born in 1881, Natalia Goncharova was a full generation older than Lee Krasner and came from a very different background from that of Krasner’s Jewish parentage.
27 March 2019
After catching only the last few moments of the atmospheric Faust (2017) at the 57th Venice Biennale, I was excited to discover that Anne Imhof was this year’s BMW Tate Live commissioned artist.
27 March 2019
The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK’s most popular visitor attractions’ list published yesterday has shown for the first time in a decade Tate Modern is the clear winner.
The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.
Dorothea Tanning is the artist, face hidden to me back then, who drew and painted a short series of paintings that I have loved since a child.
27 February 2019
The Franz West show at Tate Modern, with a smaller spin-off at the London branch of Zwirner, the late artist’s long-time dealer, presents the critic with a series of dilemmas.
The residents of four flats in the Neo Bankside development next to Tate Modern in the South Bank have lost their invasion of privacy case.
21 January 2019
Bonnard was one of those betwixt and between artists, part of the Modern Movement
Tate Modern is mounting the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, opening to the public on the 23 January.
1 October 2018
Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera has opened, today 1 October the third presentation of the highly ambitious Tate Exchange programme alongside this year’s Hyundai Commission, also created by the artist.
7 August 2018
The Magic Realism Art In Weimar Germany 1919-33 show that just opened at Tate Modern is a welcome addition to what you can see at this major London institution
11 June 2018
Christian Marclay is one of the most important artists of his generation. The internationally celebrated 24-hour video installation The Clock will go on display at Tate Modern
10 May 2018
Tate Modern’s new show, Shape of Light, has already received negative reviews from The Independent, The Times, and The Sunday Times.
30 April 2018
London 30 April: Tate Modern reveals the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art in a new exhibition.