20 December 2013


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 […]

14 October 2013


Major Paul Klee Exhibition Opens At Tate Modern

A new exhibition of works by Paul Klee (1879-1940) opens Wednesday at Tate Modern. It is the first major exhibition to be mounted in the UK since the late 1980s and promises to be the blockbuster show of the season. Paul Klee was one of the most renowned artists to work at the Bauhaus and […]

4 October 2013


Matisse Cut-Out Exhibition For April 2014: Tate Modern Unveils Plans

Tate Modern revealed plans for a major exhibition of Henri Matisse Cut-Outs, at a press breakfast this morning. It will be the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist’s paper cut-outs made at the end of his life between 1943 and 1954. It brings together around 120 works, many seen together for the first […]

25 September 2013


Ministructures: Tate Modern

As part of our Ministructures series, artist Lucy Sparrow has made felt versions of London’s landmarks. For each iconic building she stitches, we meet a Londoner connected with it. This week, we talk to James Pockson, 24, an architectural assistant working on the Tate Modern extension. Hi James! What do you think makes Tate Modern so great?‘Visually it’s so […]

16 September 2013


Richard Hamilton Retrospective Exhibition Unveiled For February 2014 At Tate

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art. He is someone who continued to experiment and innovate over a career spanning 60 years. Tate Modern will stage the first retrospective to cover the full scope of Hamilton’s […]

3 July 2013


Tate Modern Gets £10m Donation From Eyal Ofer Family Foundation

Tate Modern will receive a major gift of £10 million from the Eyal Ofer Family Foundation to support the completion of the new development of Tate Modern. The donation will contribute to the expansion of one of London’s most visited cultural attractions and will reinforce London’s leading position as a global centre of contemporary art. […]

1 July 2013


Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary African/ Arab Modernist Explored At Tate Modern

Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major exhibition of Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi (b.1930). Bringing together 100 works from across more than five decades of his international career, this retrospective highlights one of the most significant figures in African and Arab Modernism, and reveals his place in the context of a broader, global art history. […]

14 June 2013


Tate Modern Film Curator Stuart Comer To Head Media and Performance At MoMA

Stuart Corner, who has been curator of film at Tate Modern since January 2004, has been appointed the new curator of Media and Preformance at MoMA in New York. During this period he has overseen film and video work for the Tate Collection and Displays, organised an extensive programme of screenings, performances and events and […]

21 May 2013


POOL Encourages Emerging Curatorial Talent With New Exhibition

POOL, an innovative new programme drawing on a ‘pool’ of works from private collections in order to develop and encourage emerging curatorial talent, will stage its first exhibition some a little sooner, some a little later… from 9 June – 18 August 2013 at LUMA Westbau in the Löwenbräu Art Complex in Zürich. Bringing together works […]

7 May 2013


Tate Modern Mounts Mira Schendel Survey In September

Tate Modern is to stage the first ever international, full-scale survey of the work of Mira Schendel (1919-1988) from 25 September 2013.  Schendel is one of Latin America’s most important and prolific post-war artists. Alongside her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. The show exemplifies how […]

2 May 2013


Meschac Gaba Unveils Twelve-Room Installation At Tate Modern In July

Tate Modern is presenting an exhibition by Meschac Gaba (b.1961, Benin), titled Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002. It consists of an immersive twelve-room installation which fuses art and daily life, questioning the nature of the museum and perceptions of African art. Constructed over a five year period, it invites visitors to see and interact […]

12 April 2013


Tate Modern Receives £5m Wolfson Foundation Funding

Tate Modern has been awarded a grant of £5 million from the Wolfson Foundation, a charity which gives funds for excellence in the fields of the arts and the humanities, science, medicine and disability. The Tate  announced the windfall today (12 April 2013). The money will be used for new development and building work at […]

18 February 2013


Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition Expected To Break Tate Modern Attendance Records

The most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the leading Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein opens at Tate Modern this Thursday. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this is the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together over 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures as well as several […]

25 January 2013


Tony Oursler’s Multimedia Seance – The Influence Machine Returns To London

Ghostly presences are set to haunt the winter landscape around Tate Modern in an other-worldly installation by American artist Tony Oursler. This large-scale multimedia séance, entitled The Influence Machine, will take place from 18.00 to 22.00 on 15, 16, 18 and 19 February. Oursler, who directed the video to David Bowie’s new single Where Are […]

8 January 2013


Tate Modern Record 5.3 Million Attendance Figure for 2012

Tate Modern one of London’s most popular cultural attractions has seen a record 5.3 million visitors in 2012. This is the highest ever recorded figure for a calendar year in its history. The figure was up 9.5% on the previous year. Tate Britain has also had a good year with 1.53 million visitors coming through […]

31 December 2012


Tate Presents Contemporary Sexual And Gender Politics In LGBT Congress

Tate’s involvement in LGBT month, in February presents a series of events in The Tanks at Tate Modern which considers pressing questions around contemporary sexual and gender politics.  This three-day event series includes films, performances and a symposium featuring work by Pauline Boundry & Renate Lorenz, Carlos Motta, and Wu Tsang. The series seeks to […]

30 December 2012


Maurizio Cattelan Erects Hitler Praying Sculpture In Warsaw Ghetto

A sculpture of Adolf Hitler, praying on his knees by the well known Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, has created controversy after it was installed in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto. Cattelan is no stranger to altercations, his satirical sculpture, La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour),  depicts Pope John Paul II struck down by a […]

14 December 2012


Hamlyn Foundation £5 million Under 25s Arts Award Announced At Tate

A £5m national arts programme for under 25s funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation was announced yesterday at the Tate in London. The award will be rolled out across the country through selected galleries in the Plus Tate network. Circuit will be launched in April 2013 with a young people’s festival in the Tanks at […]

13 December 2012


Tate Modern Rothko Vandal Get Two Years In Jail

The self-styled ‘Yellowist’ artist, who caused international outrage by tagging a 20th century masterpiece by Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko in the name of a pseudo movement that he created, has been jailed for two years. Wlodzimierz Umaniec surprised gallery goers in October as he icily stepped through a barrier at Tate Modern and using […]

12 December 2012


Kraftwerk Ticket Fail Tate Modern Powered By A 1970’s Computer?

Twitter went into over load mode today as frustrated fans of the German electro-pop band Kraftwerk attempted to log onto the Tate Modern website and order tickets for this highly anticipated event. ArtLyst broke this story and were the first to publish the news that the Tate website shut down as a result of the […]

11 December 2012

Best London Photography Shows of 2012 As Chosen By Kerim Aytac

In honour of the festive list season, and the need to have something to talk about at the countless social events about to befall us all, here’s my list of the best photography shows in London from this about to be past year. If the Mayans were wrong, 2013 promises to build upon what was […]

25 November 2012


Damien Hirst: Verity Switches On The Ilfracombe Christmas Lights

Hundreds of people gathered last night at Ilfrcombe harbour, to witness the official switch on of the newly-installed spot lights illuminating Damien Hirst’s controversial statue Verity. Local businesses donated more than £1,000 for a fireworks display, which took place after the official illumination.Cheers went up as the pregnant, sword-wielding teenager, a modern allegory representing  truth […]

22 November 2012


Vandalised Rothko Will Require 18 Months Of Intensive Conservation

Last month visitors at Tate Modern were shocked when a man defaced Rothko’s “Black on Maroon” (1958) with a marker in the name of a movement called Yellowism.  Now conservators at Tate Modern have revealed that the damage is significant and it could take a year and a half to restore the painting. Vladimir Umanets, […]

28 October 2012


The Silent University Tate Modern Delfina Foundation Partnership Announced

The Silent University is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform initiated by artist Ahmet Ögüt in collaboration with Tate working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who, although from a professional background, cannot gainfully practice their profession due to the limitations of the asylum process. These limitations also apply to access to education, access to currency, […]

26 October 2012


William Scott Centenary Marked With Important Gift From Family

A major work by the important British painter William Scott (1913-1989) has been pledged to Tate by the artist’s sons, Robert and James Scott, to mark the centenary of his birth in 2013. The Harbour 1952 is one of the artist’s most radical works and was a treasured painting in his own collection. Valued at […]

22 October 2012

Daido Moriyama And William Klein Two Monochrome Image Junkies – Review

So it’s another belter from Simon Baker whose appointment as Head of Photography for the Tate has proven to be a good choice. After the excellent ‘Another London’ at the Tate Britain, he brings us this initially unlikely pairing of two monochrome image junkies, Working with a co-curator, as he did with the Tate Britain […]

11 October 2012


Tate Modern Purchases Four New Works Of Art From Frieze

A Fund, which enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and established artists for the national collection  celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year by purchasing four new works from the Frieze Art Fair. 86 works by 57 significant international artists have been collected since 2003. This year the £150,000 made available by the Fund is […]

10 October 2012


Rothko Tate Modern Vandalism Man In Court

A man has appeared in Camberwell Green magistrates court charged with wilfully damaging a Mark Rothko painting at London’s Tate Modern gallery. The painting part of a group of wall murals commissioned by Seagrams were donated to Tate in 1969 the year of the artist’s death. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, who watched the hearing via video […]

9 October 2012


Mark Rothko Vandal Arrested In Sussex For Criminal Damage

A 26 year old man has been arrested in connection with vandalising a £25 million pound painting by the US Abstract Expressionist artist Mark Rothko. The painting displayed at the Tate Modern in London has been removed for conservation after it was daubed with black marker pen during the gallery’s opening hours on Sunday. A […]

21 September 2012


Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective Will Knock The Spots Off Damien Hirst

Tate Modern will stage the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the iconic Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, in Spring 2013. The exhibition co- curated by the Tate, has been traveling for the last six months, first opening at the The Art Institute of Chicago and currently launching at the National Gallery in Washington DC (from […]

3 September 2012


David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash Trace Of An Action

David Hockney’s iconic painting “A Bigger Splash” will undertake analysis uncovering the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Taking the exhibition title from Hockney’s 1967 image of a Californian swimming pool and Jack Hazan’s film about Hockney’s life, it will bring together a range of key works by over […]