2 September 2012

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Will Tate Modern Accept Protesters Guerrilla Sculpture

Tate Modern is considering  accepting a sculpture/performance piece installed in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall by over 100 members of the art collective Liberate Tate on 7 July. A public call for the London gallery to accept the work for the nation is causing controversy and raising issues about the gallery’s link to oil giant BP. […]

30 August 2012

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The Art Of Science A World Takeover By Robots

Robots are taking over the world. At least that’s what many science fiction novels, comics, and books will portray. With a recent exhibition at the new Tank space at Tate Modern this nightmarish fantasy turns into a reality. Science does not always produce successful art and new projects should not simply rely on the glamour […]

8 August 2012

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William Klein Daido Moriyama Medium And Dissemination Of Photography

Tate Modern will present an exhibition of William Klein and Daido Moriyama this autumn. It will be the first exhibition to examine the relationship between the work of William Klein (b.1928), one of the twentieth William Klein + Daido Moriyama will explore both artists’ celebrated depictions of modern urban life. The exhibition will present approximately […]

2 August 2012

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Stolen Lichtenstein Painting Worth Four Million Discovered In Warehouse

A painting by the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein that was lost 42 years ago has reappeared in a New York City warehouse. Lawyers for Barbara Castelli, who inherited the gallery after her husband’s death in 1999, say the painting is worth $4 (£2.57m). A judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the artwork […]

23 July 2012

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Tino Sehgal Tate’s Unilever Series Live Commission Unveiled

“This commission for the London 2012 Festival delivers on our key values – brilliant art by a world leading artist that can be accessed by the public for free. I am sure this will be another ground-breaking commission for Tate by one of the world’s most interesting and original artists, and a highlight of London’s […]

12 July 2012

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Tate Modern Blackout For Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun

‘Over the years, I have been absorbed by phenomena such as light, time, the negotiation of space, compassion and the relation between body, mind, and action. Little Sun brings these different strands of my work together – this is a very important step for me. By bringing Little Sun to Tate Modern and the London […]

24 June 2012

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Edvard Munch Norwegian Expressionism Beyond The Scream Tate Modern

2012 is turning out to be a massive year for the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch – with the recent landmark auction of a version of “The Scream”, a new exhibition at Tate Modern opening next week (Until 14 October)  and a show of his graphic works at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (until […]

28 April 2012

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Swiss Conceptual Artist David Weiss Dies Age 66

David Weiss, one half of the Swiss conceptual art duo Fischli/Weiss, passed away on 27 April 2012, after battling cancer since September.  Weiss was 66 at the time of his death. The duo were highly regarded for their unique wit and elevation of 
quotidian subjects and have exhibited extensively on the international circuit. Fischli and […]

23 April 2012

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Tate Modern Opens New Live Gallery In July

As part of the London 2012 Festival and the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, Tate Modern continues to push the boat out with the opening of a brand new gallery extension dubbed ‘ The Tanks.’ This will take place now on 18 July,  as the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, […]

23 April 2012

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Tate Called To Justify Squandering Taxpayers Money On Damien Hirst Exhibition

One of Britain’s most prominent curators, Julian Spalding, has written to Tate Director Sir Nicholas Serota demanding him to justify squandering taxpayer’s money on the current Damien Hirst retrospective This call for a public debate comes in the wake of Spalding creating controversy last month with his call to all collectors to ‘sell your Damien […]

18 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Makes Harper Seven Beckham Baby Monitor

David and Victoria Beckham have splashed out on what is fast being dubbed ‘the most expensive baby monitor in history’ The device baby monitor is designed by superstar artist, businessman extraordinaire, and the world’s most the ostentatious luxury brand – none other than Damien Hirst himself (although, of course, whether he actually made is himself is […]

12 April 2012

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Occupy Movement Vitriolic Tirade Against Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst has been subjected to an anti-capitalist tirade from the pious Occupy Movement In an article published on the Occupy movement’s official newspaper, Hirst is denounced as ‘a capitalist who exploits labour for vast gain, and pulls up the drawbridge just as the shit begins to fly.’ This article appeared simultaneously with the vandalism […]

9 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Demo Protests Against Tate Cash Cow

A group of Clowns object to flagrant self-promotion The Magma Group are a group of international artists living and working in London. They staged a public performance outside Tate Modern on the 2nd April, coinciding with the press view for the Damien Hirst show. The purpose of the performance was to explain the group ethos. […]

5 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Review Of An Exhibition I Never Went To See

Retrospective @ Tate Modern runs from 4 April – 9 September 2012 Hennessy Youngman, a Brooklyn based artist, might have said it the best in his series, Art Thoughtz: Damien Hirst, when he describes Hirst’s recent spot paintings at the Gagosian galleries as a ‘perfect storm of banality’. Hirst’s art is a boring, irrelevant affect […]

2 April 2012

Damien Hirst Love Money Death And Hyperbole REVIEW

Tate Modern retrospective anticipates 2m visitors   ‘We have more press here at the Damien Hirst press view, than there were people at the premier of Harry Potter’, Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon gleefully announced this morning. And, if the artworld really is the new Hollywood (as those in the know say that it is), […]

31 March 2012

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Damien Hirst’s Big Fat Tate Modern Retrospective

The key exhibition of the Cultural Olympiad opens for business The biggest British art event of 2012 – Damien Hirst’s major retrospective, has now had its press preview. The teams of curators and gallery assistants burned the candle last night putting the finishing touches on an exhibition that has not been easy or straight forward […]

29 March 2012

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“Sell Your Damien Hirst While You Still Can”, Warns Curator

Art critic and curator Julian Spalding has struck out at Damien Hirst, warning collectors to sell sell sell as his work will soon be worthless This criticism comes ahead of a major exhibition of Hirst’s work opening at Tate Modern in London next week. ‘The emperor has nothing on. When the penny drops that these […]

19 March 2012

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Damien Hirst Designs New Range Of Wallpaper

Look whats Just Rolled Off The Production Line! Ceramics,Towels and Scarves For Tate Modern Show Ever want to own your own Damien Hirst? Most artist’s work, which can be hung on walls, come in the form of paintings, prints and relief sculpture, but now, providing you can afford to pay around £700.00 a roll, you […]

10 March 2012

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Tate Modern Undergoes Reinforcements For Damien Hirst

Tate Modern, has found it necessary to reinforces the third floor gallery floors in preparation for the major Damien Hirst exhibition which is coinciding with the 2012 cultural Olympiad. The Hirst solo show which is opens April 4 and runs until September 9, is partly made up of vitrine type tanks which hold thousands of […]

28 February 2012

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Goethe Institut Sponsors Bauhaus and Turbine Hall For Anniversary

50th anniversary sees Goethe Institut – for Anglo-German cultural exchange – throw open its doors to newly renovated premises, and its cash at 2012 blockbuster exhibitions The historic building in Exhibition Road housing the Goethe-Institut will re-open to the public following extensive restoration on Sunday 20 May 2012, with a specially commissioned installation by German […]

28 February 2012

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Yayoi Kusama Youth Workshop Launches At Tate

Infinite Kusama Invites 15-25 Year Olds To Interact with Japan’s Godmother of Pop Art Infinite Kusama is an exciting event on 24 March, running in conjunction with the Kusama retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern. It is offering 15-25 year olds a collaboration opportunity between Tate Collective and Louis Vuitton’s Young Arts programme. The programme will […]

27 February 2012

Alighiero Boetti Plays The Game At Tate Modern

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan @ Tate Modern – REVIEW Amid the flurry of spectacular publicity for the psychedelic hyped-up hyper show that is the Yayoi Kusama retrospective, Tate Modern is announcing, rather quietly, the opening of another equally major exhibition, of the work of Alighiero Boetti. Boetti is strangely unheard of, particularly in this country; […]

22 February 2012

Seeing Inside Yayoi Kusama At Victoria Miro

Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings @ Victoria Miro – REVIEW To coincide with the major retrospective of Yayoi Kusama’s work currently showing at Tate Modern, Victoria Miro – the gallery that represents Kusama in the UK – has put on a small exhibition of some of her most recent work. While there are three sculptures on […]

14 February 2012

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Riotous Response To Gerhard Richter Berlin Retrospective

Panorama opens in Berlin the day after Richter’s 80th Birthday, with artist’s tour having to be cancelled thanks to thronging photographers Gerhard Richter’s monumental and critically-acclaimed retrospective Panorama at the Tate has just opened at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie – the day after his his 80th birthday. This coincides with a major resurgence in popularity of […]

7 February 2012

Spotting Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern Retrospective

Major retrospective for Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern reveals fundamental continuity behind the dazzling diversity of a six decade career ‘This is the press of London’, curator Frances Morris explained to an overwhelmed Yayoi Kusama upon the artist’s unexpected arrival midway through Tate Director Chris Dercon’s verbal introduction to her major retrospective; ‘they have all […]

6 February 2012

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Tate Modern Retrospective For Pioneering Artist Yayoi Kusama

Tate Modern is gearing up to throw open its door to a major new retrospective for Yayoi Kusama – Japan’s most famous living artist who was dabbling in polka-dots long before Damien Hirst was even born With a career spanning over six decades, this exhibition will pick out her greatest hits, charting ‘a history of […]

28 January 2012

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Veronica Ryan Sculpture Stolen For Scrap Metal

‘Boundaries’ a work by a Tate collection artist follows Moore Hepworth and Blake to the smelter Police are on the lookout for a gang of metal thieves after a two valuable bronze sculptures worth tens of thousands of pounds were stolen from a Peterborough sculpture park. The sculptures were based on the forms of cheese […]

26 January 2012

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Tate Modern No Lone Zone Launches

The latest in Tate Modern’s series of international curatorial partnerships, No Lone Zone, will open in the Level 2 Gallery on 27 January, organised in collaboration with Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City. The exhibition takes its name from a military term designating an area where the presence of just one person is not […]

30 November 2011

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London Museums Protest Against Pension Cuts

Museums take to the streets in today’s public sector worker’s protest Museums in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Preston and Inverclyde took limited strike action today, in support of the general public workers strike, which closed schools across the nation. Museum workers up and down the country went on strike over government plans to increase public sector […]

2 November 2011

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Tate Modern Protest Site Blocked By Police

Occupy London camp at Tate dispersed as St Paul’s camp is reprieved The eleven protesters who set up tents on the green in front of Tate Modern at Bankside yesterday were moved on by Southwark council and the police yesterday afternoon. The green-space has since been fenced off to prevent further encroachment by protesters. This […]

1 November 2011

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Tate Modern Occupied By Anti Capitalist Protesters

Occupy London moves from St Paul’s site to Tate Modern First Photo A number of OLSX protesters have set up a small camp on the green in front of Tate Modern, on the South Bank. The splinter site was set up at 3:00 am this morning and consists of around eleven protesters. One arrest has […]

16 October 2011

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Tacita Dean FILM Nearly Destroyed By Technician Blunder

Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is currently playing host to Turner Prize nominee Tacita Dean’s latest work ‘FILM’. However, reports have suggested that due to the nature and aim of her project, Dean’s work nearly failed to make the wall of the hallowed hall. Her work is an homage to the use of analogue film, utilising […]