Superflex the Danish Collective best known for displaying a giant Euro coin on the side of the Hayward Gallery have been chosen to undertake this year’s Hyundai Commission for Tate’s Turbine hall.
17 March 2017
Black artist in the USA during the Civil Rights movement are to be explored in a new exhibition at Tate Modern. This summer the museum will present Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.
Wolfgang Tillmans the Turner Prize-winning artist is presented in a new solo exhibition at Tate Modern. The exhibition concentrates on his practice spreading across different media since 2003.
12 February 2017
One of the most interesting books of art history published in 2016 was Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism by American academics Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness. This book is of interest because it explores the religious (particularly Christian) influences and impulses running through modern art.
30 January 2017
The first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern was announced today, 30 January.
24 January 2017
Tate Modern’s major Giacometti retrospective will reunite an iconic group of plaster sculptures for the first time since they were made in 1956.
5 December 2016
I’m always left in two minds about Robert Rauschenberg. On the one hand, there is his enormous influence on the course of today’s contemporary art. Everywhere you look, you see things that came from him. He is a prophetic artist in all sorts of different ways: installation, junk sculpture, fascination with new technologies, performance art, collaborations
The first exhibition of Modernist photography from The Sir Elton John Collection ever staged in the UK opens on 10 November 2016 at Tate Modern.
Philippe Parreno, a French artist who works across film, video, sound, sculpture, performance and information technology has his Tate Turbine Hall commission unveiled later today. A key artist of his generation, Parreno explores the borders between reality and fiction and is known for investigating and redefining the gallery-going experience. Parreno sees his exhibitions as choreographed spaces […]
24 September 2016
The experience of exile, deracination, was fundamental to Wifredo Lam’s career as an artist, even more so that it was too – say – the experience of the Russian emigré artists who left Russia after the Revolution, or that of the born-elsewhere Americans who played such a prominent role in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Lam made a successful career as […]
Assembled from materials including a stuffed angora goat, a rubber tyre, a tennis ball and a shoe heel, Robert Rauschenberg’s iconic work Monogram 1955-59 is to return to the UK after a 52 year hiatus. The work demonstrates Rauschenberg’s bold challenge to the hierarchical distinction between traditional art materials and everyday objects the work will be one of the […]
In a show of unprecedented confidence the new Tate Modern has announced that it has welcomed one million visitors to the new spaces in its first month. The millionth visitor came to the gallery on Tuesday 19 July and an average of 39,000 visitors have come through the doors on each Saturday since the new galleries were opened to the […]
6 July 2016
Georgia O’Keeffe, now the subject of a large solo show just opened at Tate Modern, is a slightly odd case in the story of American art. She became famous very early, thanks to the efforts of her patron, lover and eventual husband Alfred Stieglitz, who, in addition to being a leading Modern Movement photographer, was […]
In 2015, BBC art editor Will Gompertz asked, “What can the Tate do to regain those hundreds of thousands of domestic visitors that they have lost?” It was actually a tad more than hundreds of thousands. Tate Modern had over 1 million fewer visitors, its largest fall for over 10 years. Tut, tut. It’s no use […]
In this latest opinion piece Edward Lucie-Smith gives us the low down on London’s ‘most significant’ cultural building since the new British Library No-one can doubt that Tate Modern, with its vast new extension, a wonky brick castle designed by Herzog and de Meuron, intends to change the art world. More specifically, the world of contemporary art, now […]
Tate Modern has previewed the new Herzog & de Meuron,extension to the press and impressive is the only word I can use to describe its splendour. A 21st century cathedral for art, this structure will hold up for centuries to come.The building will officially open to the public on Friday 17 June. The new Switch House building […]
A new interactive art project entitled ‘Put Your Head into Gallery’ presents four different models of famous galleries’ rooms. The project also involves exhibitions of different artists in above-mentioned spaces: Saatchi Gallery (Tezi Gabunia), The Louvre (Rubens), Tate Modern (Hirst), Gagosian Gallery (Liechtenstein). Transportable feature of the models makes these galleries accessible for everyone. Moreover, anyone can look […]
9 June 2016
Appropriately entitled ‘You Can’t Please All’, the show at Tate Modern for this celebrated Indian artist is first international respective of his work to be held anywhere since his death in 2003. The handlist to the exhibition rashly asserts that Khakhar ‘played a central role in modern Indian art.’ This claim is difficult to sustain because one of the […]
18 May 2016
Mona Hatoum’s work, as collected together in this retrospective, neatly straddles recent preoccupations at the great institution where it currently resides. There’s quite a lot to do with performance art, though the artist seems to have moved away from this in recent years. There are political echoes from the ever-turbulent Middle East. Hatoum was born in Beirut to a Palestinian family in […]
The first UK survey of the work of Mona Hatoum opens today at Tate Modern in London. Hatoum (born in 1952) is one of the most important artists of her generation. Drawing on her expansive career, this exhibition reflects 35 years of consistently poetic and radical thinking expressed through a diverse range of media. It presents around 100 works […]
Tate Modern has unveiled plans for entirely new collection displays, 75% of which will have been acquired since 2000, opening on 17 June 2016. The new displays will demonstrate how the collection has been transformed since Tate Modern first opened. The world’s most popular gallery of modern art will be even more international, diverse and engaging, […]
Tate Modern and The Southbank Centre both suffered large falls in visitor numbers in 2015 with 18% and 19% drops respectively. Tate Modern’s 4.7 million visitors was the lowest for 10 years, however figures are expected to improve this year following the highly anticipated Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition and the opening of the venue’s new extension this summer. A spokesperson […]
Tate has announced two new appointments to its curatorial team. Clara Kim has been appointed The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia & Middle East). Nancy Ireson has been appointed as Curator, International Art. Both will be taking up their positions in the coming months, ahead of the opening of the new Tate Modern […]
10 November 2015
Walking into the Tate Modern’s latest exhibition dedicated to the kinetic sculptures of the American giant Alexander Calder, one can’t help being struck by the playfulness of the works. The wire portraits of his artist friends such as Joan Miro and Fernand Leger project shadows on the white walls. His critics have accurately described these […]
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is currently on at London’s Tate Modern. Calder is considered one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century and a pioneer of kinetic sculpture. He played an essential role in shaping the history of modernism. Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture brings together approximately 100 works […]
Tate Modern has unveiled the inaugural Hyundai Commission which replaces the Unilever Commission in the Turbine Hall by Abraham Cruzvillegas. The first in a new series of annual site-specific commissions by renowned international artists, Empty Lot is a large new sculpture provoking questions about the city and nature, as well as wider ideas of chance, change, and […]
London’s Tate Modern gallery said Tuesday it will open its new extension on 17 June next year, a development which expands its gallery space by 60 percent. Tate Modern, housed in a former power plant on the River Thames in London, is getting a new, 10-storey Switch House building shaped like a twisted pyramid. The […]
August is a notoriously quiet month in London’s artistic calendar. A time of year witness to the widespread fleeing of the capital’s resident art impresarios from its otherwise innocuous grip, the month sees many exhibitions at their tail end pulling in the final throngs of visitors. By the time September 1 rears its head however, […]
Tate Modern will present the first posthumous retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg, also his first comprehensive exhibition in the UK for almost thirty-five years. Co-organised with MoMA in New York, each chapter of Rauschenberg’s long career will be represented by important works, among which will be a stellar selection of his legendary Combines – hybrids between painting and sculpture – as […]