27 July 2015

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Georgia O’Keeffe Retrospective Announced For Tate Modern In Summer 2016

A major exhibition devoted to the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe has been announced by Tate Modern for summer 2016. This founding figure of American modernism will be the first large-scale, monographic show of her work in the UK for more than twenty years. This ambitious and wide-ranging overview will reassess O’Keeffe’s place in the canon of modern art, charting her progression from early abstract experiments […]

13 June 2015

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Liberate Tate Protest Hots Up As Gallery Closes For The Day

Saturday 13 June, Tate Modern has been taken over by protesters from Liberate Tate an organisation committed to ending the relationship between Tate and the oil giant BP. Over 70 artists have invaded the Turbine Hall for an unauthorised performance in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Members of the art collective have titled the performance ‘Time Piece’, it […]

2 June 2015

Agnes Martin: Blink And You May Miss The Entire Point Of Her Practice

Agnes Martin is not an easy artist to warm to at a first glance. In fact, if you blink, much of her work is so subtle you can miss the entire point of her practice. It is without a doubt work that must be experienced first hand by a gallery visit, not through photographic reproduction. It […]

2 June 2015

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Tate Modern £6 Million Funding Agreement Not Publicly Disclosed

The Tate, in an agreement that was not publicly disclosed, has secured £6 million in government funding. The funds will go towards the running of the Tate Modern, the Art Newspaper reports. A spokesman for the Tate Confirmed the government funding, stating that “Last year the government in principle committed to an uplift in grant-in-aid […]

1 June 2015

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Agnes Martin Exhibition Of Evocative Canvases To Open At Tate Modern

Tate Modern will present the first retrospective of the seminal American painter Agnes Martin since her death in 2004. Martin was renowned for her subtle, evocative canvases marked out in pencil grids and pale colour washes. The exhibition will cover the full breadth of her practice, reasserting her position as a key figure in the […]

11 May 2015

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Boris Charmatz To Take Over Tate Modern With Dance

This weekend French choreographer Boris Charmatz and a group of 90 professional dancers will take over the Turbine Hall and the gallery rooms of London’s Tate Modern. The project is part of Charmatz’s ongoing investigation, Musée de la danse (the dance museum), and seeks to question the classical concept and function of the art museum […]

30 April 2015

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Abraham Cruzvillegas Wants To Fill Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall With Dirt

Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas wants to fill Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with dirt, or soil to be more precise. The artist is going to acquire a very large amount of top soil, so that he can create a large-scale installation with a horticultural element for the Turbine Hall. Cruzvillegas will undertake the inaugural Hyundai Commission […]

15 April 2015

Sonia Delaunay Steps Out Of The Shadow Of Her Husband Robert

The Tate has an active exhibitions programme designed to rediscover and explore key figures in the story of Modern Art especially women. Both exhibition spaces at Tate Modern are now dedicated to women artists: the first the contemporary Marlene Dumas and the second, which opens today, to Sonia Delaunay. Russian born Sonia Delaunay was always seen […]

24 February 2015

Unstuck in Time: Conflict Explored In Tate Modern Photography Exhibition

He sits there lifesize or perhaps larger-than-life, still frozen almost 50 years later, with the vacant stare of a witness struck dumb and nothing at all like the numerous small reproductions seen so often in books and magazines. Don McCullin shot five single frames, each identical, of the US Marine in Vietnam. He didn’t blink […]

14 February 2015

Marlene Dumas Explores Issues of Love, Life, Death, Sex And Shame

On entering the Marlene Dumas exhibition at Tate Modern and being faced with the Rejects series (1995-2014) of ink and graphite portraits, you are immediately struck by a sense of the origins of the shows impactful title; ‘The Image as Burden’. Imposing and striking, this series is comprised of works discarded from another of Dumas’ […]

2 February 2015

Mira Schendel: Monotypes – Fluttering Between Fragility And Permanence

Hauser & Wirth London presents an exhibition of Mira Schendel’s Monotypes, curated by Taisa Palhares and organised with Olivier Renaud-Clément, this presentation examines a body of work that formed an essential and enduring part of Schendel’s wider practice. ‘Monotypes’ follows presentations of Schendel’s work at Tate Modern, London, England (2013), Fundação de Serralves, Museu de […]

22 January 2015

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Abraham Cruzvillegas Chosen For first Hyundai Tate Modern Turbine Hall Commission

Abraham Cruzvillegas will undertake the inaugural Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. This will be the first in a new series of annual site-specific commissions by renowned international artists, and will open to the public on 13 October 2015. Hyundai replaces Unilever as the sponsor for this important annual art event. Abraham […]

6 January 2015

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Mira Schendel’s Monotypes To Open At Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth London presents an exhibition of Mira Schendel’s Monotypes. The show examines a body of work that formed an essential and enduring part of Schendel’s wider practice. ‘Monotypes’ follows acclaimed presentations of Schendel’s work at Tate Modern, in 2013. The Monotypes were initiated as a direct response to the materiality of Japanese rice […]

5 January 2015

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Tate Modern And The World Goes Pop For 2015

Tate Modern will present ‘The World Goes Pop’, a ground-breaking exhibition revealing how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East. The show will explode the traditional story of Pop art and show how different cultures contributed, re-thought and responded to […]

3 January 2015

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Marlene Dumas Large-scale Survey For Tate Modern

Tate Modern is presenting the exhibition ‘Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden’ in February of this year. The title of the exhibition is taken from ‘The Image as Burden’ 1993, a small painting depicting one figure carrying another. As with many of Dumas’s works, her choice of title deeply affects our interpretation of the work. […]

9 December 2014

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Sonia Delaunay Retrospective At Tate Modern Reveals Vibrant Artistic Career

As a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde, Sonia Delaunay’s (1885–1979) vivid and colourful work spanned painting, fashion and design. Tate Modern will present the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic career, from her early figurative painting in the 1900s to her energetic abstract work in the 1960s. This exhibition […]

1 December 2014

Duration And Conflict Explored In New Tate Photography Exhibition

It’s an ambitious show that seeks to refresh assumptions about a photographic genre whilst also bringing together works from 150 years worth of practice,derived from different artists of  different origin. ‘Conflict, time and Photography’ at the Tate achieves one of these aims, and almost the other. The premise of this very large group show is […]

14 November 2014

Nam June Paik At Tate Modern – The Optimistic Shaman Of Technology

Tate Modern presents a series of pioneering works by Nam June Paik, known as the Korean ‘father of video art’, whose installations anticipated the YouTube age, the works are on display at Tate Modern, after being acquired by the institution after a record £6 million, multi-year sponsorship deal with Korean car maker Hyundai, who has […]

5 November 2014

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Nam June Paik South Korean Video Art Pioneer Displayed At Tate Modern

A new display of the work of the pioneering South Korean artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) opened on Monday at Tate Modern. Nam June Paik is widely recognised to be the founder of video art. The display consists of seven key works and four rarely-seen works on paper, which are being acquired by Tate through […]

13 October 2014

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Richard Tuttle Unveils Tate Turbine Hall Commission And Whitechapel Retrospective

Richard Tuttle, ‘I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language’ will be the largest survey of work ever held in the UK,  by the renowned US artist Richard Tuttle (b.1941). Comprising an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery plus a large-scale sculpture in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Richard Tuttle came to […]

9 October 2014

Sigmar Polke – Alchemy, Anarchy, And The Drug-Fuelled Journey

Tate Modern presents Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010; this is the first exhibition to fully encompass the full range of materials with which the artist worked over a 47 year period of practice; and the exhibition is the first full retrospective of the late Polke’s career, bringing together paintings, films, sculptures, notebooks, slide projections and photocopies […]

31 July 2014

Kazimir Malevich: Fizzing Dangerous Energy And Potential At Tate Modern

Interestingly enough, this near perfectly curated retrospective of Kazimir Malevich is not featured on the Tate’s prominent list of highlight exhibitions on its homepage, amongst other high profile shows Folk Art (Britain) and Mondrian (St. Ives). For even those not familiar with his wide reaching influence on avant-garde painting during the 20th century, or his […]

15 July 2014

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New Kazimir Malevich Exhibition Unveiled At Tate Modern

Kazimir Malevich is the subject of a new exhibition at Tate Modern exploring the abstract geometric shapes and stark colours of this seminal Russian Suprematism painter. Malevich was a radical, mysterious and hugely influential figure in modern art, who lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in twentieth century history. This will […]

22 June 2014

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Richard Tuttle To Have His Largest UK Survey Exhibition In October

The American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle will have his UK’s largest ever survey in London this October. It will comprise a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Entitled I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of […]

16 June 2014

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Sigmar Polke Retrospective Exhibition Announced For Tate Modern In October

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) has been announced for this autumn at Tate Modern. Considered one of the most experimental artists of recent times. Alongside Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo, Polke was a key figure in the generation of German artists who first emerged in the 1960s.  Tate will present […]

13 June 2014

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Cy Twombly Foundation Gifts Major Works To Tate Modern

The foundation created by Cy Twombly, the american artist who passed away in 2011, has made a major donation of works to Tate Modern. The gift is made up of three large late paintings, Untitled (Bacchus) 2006-8, and five sculptures in bronze dating from the period 1979-91. The gift may be shown separately, or together, […]

24 April 2014

Matisse Swan Song Fizzes With Invigorating, Playful Energy: Tate Modern

There is little to fault in terms of curation of ‘The Cut Outs’, a chronological survey of Matisse’s late period of works constrained to the medium of paper and scissors rather than paint and brush, a progression forced by his ill health in this latter stage of his life. Where retrospectives often trace the origins […]

18 April 2014

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Anyone could do it – Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

artseer.wordpress.com “I could do that.  Actually, my four year old could do that”.  This reaction, found amidst a discussion thread to a review of Tate Modern’s summer blockbuster, sounds familiar.  “A load of tosh”, “hobbykraft”; “junk”, “utterly insignificant”, and so the thread continues.  Could the gallery have made a terrible mistake and opened a show […]

14 February 2014

Richard Hamilton A Meticulous And Prescient Chronicler – London Retrospective

Richard Hamilton is a truly influential figure in the history of British art; considered to be the founder of the Pop Art movement. This retrospective is a collaboration between Tate Modern and the ICA, and covers the eclectic career of a very important British artist who wanted to get ‘all of living’ into his art. […]

20 January 2014

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Tate Modern Announces Hyundai To Replace Unilever For Turbine Hall Commission

This morning, Tate Modern and Hyundai Motor announced the start of their 11-year partnership. Beginning in autumn 2015, Tate will begin The Hyundai Commission, a new series of installations by contemporary artists for the Turbine Hall. Artists will now have the chance to create work for the iconic industrial space, which has served as the […]

20 December 2013

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Tate Modern Modelled As Spectacular Gingerbread House For Christmas

Caitlin Levin a food artist from LA along with Henry Hargreaves a photographer from Christchurch, New Zealand has created the perfect edible gingerbread house for Christmas. Modelled as Tate Modern, the work is part of a series which also includes Frank Lloyd  Wright’s Guggenheim and the Louvre pyramid by I. M. Pei. Each work is […]

18 October 2013

Paul Klee An Artist’s Artist: New Tate Modern Exhibition Review

Paul Klee is an artist’s artist.  One thinks of him as a free artist with his fluid lines, blocks of colour and naïve child-like images of cartoonish people, fish and plants but there is so much more to him.  Klee was a meticulous artist, superb draughtsman with a deliberate, scientific approach to his work.  Hugely […]