14 April 2016


Tate Modern Paves The Way For A New Era Of Contemporary Art Programmes

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, […]

7 March 2016


Tate Modern Losing Visitors As Figures Drop To Ten Year Low

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 […]

4 December 2015


Clara M. Kim And Nancy Ireson Appointed As New Curators At Tate Modern

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

Alexander Calder: A Circus Of Form And Movement At Tate Modern

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 […]

10 November 2015


Alexander Calder: Kinetic Sculpture Pioneer Stirs Tate Modern Curators Podcast

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 […]

12 October 2015


Abraham Cruzvillegas Unveils His Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

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 […]

23 September 2015


Tate Modern Extension To Open In 2016

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 […]

22 August 2015


London Art Calendar’s Fiery Re-ignition: What’s In Store For September 2015

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, […]

28 July 2015


Robert Rauschenberg

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 […]

28 July 2015


Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective Exhibitions Announced For Tate Modern And MoMa

The American Artist Robert Rauschenberg is to have a retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern in 2016. This will be the first  since his death in 2008. It will also be the first comprehensive show of his practice in the UK for almost 35 years. The exhibition is a collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, keeping […]

27 July 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]