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 […]

2 September 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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 […]