10 August 2019

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Takis: Kinetic Sculptor Exploring The Gap Between Art And Science Dies

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 Declared Crime Scene After Child Thrown From Viewing Platform

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: Work That Is Right Here Right Now – Edward Lucie-Smith

Olafur Eliasson is now a very big deal in the world of contemporary art

9 July 2019

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7 July 2019

Takis Tate Modern Kevork Mourad Ismaili Centre – Two Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

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

Natalia Goncharova: Luboks, Icons And Russian Avant-Gardism – Edward Lucie-Smith

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

Anne Imhof: The World As A Durational Techno Sex Performance

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

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

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.

21 March 2019

Anne Imhof Sex Installation Opens At Tate Modern

A brand new large-scale commission by Anne Imhof has been unveiled at Tate Modern.

11 March 2019

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Kara Walker To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.

2 March 2019

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Dorothea Tanning The Doors of Perception – Tate Modern – Jude Cowan Montague

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

Franz West: Tate Modern And David Zwirner London – Edward Lucie-Smith

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.

13 February 2019

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Residents Lose Tate Modern Invasion Of Privacy Case

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

Pierre Bonnard: A French Painter Carrying Forward A Great Inheritance – Edward Lucie-Smith

Bonnard was one of those betwixt and between artists, part of the Modern Movement

19 January 2019

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Pierre Bonnard: First London Museum Show In 20 Years Unveiled

Tate Modern is mounting the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, opening to the public on the 23 January.

10 December 2018

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1 October 2018

Tania Bruguera Creates Hyundai Commission Inspired By Shifting Migration

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.

8 August 2018

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7 August 2018

Magic Realism: Objectivity In Weimar – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

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

24 July 2018

Free Art in London This Summer 2018

London is an expensive place to live let’s face it and visiting art exhibitions at £15-£20 per show is a luxury. Here is a selection of what Art to see in London this summer for free.

11 June 2018

Christian Marclay: Legendary Video Installation The Clock Screened At Tate

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

Shape Of Things To Come: Abstract Photography Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

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

Shape Of Light: Photography’s Relationship With Abstract Art – Tate Modern

London 30 April: Tate Modern reveals the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art in a new exhibition.