4 October 2011

Gerhard Richter Explores The Product Of Pure Chance

Panorama – Tate Modern’s most exciting and significant exhibition this year Gerhard Richter stated today – at the opening of his major retrospective at Tate Modern – that he considers his most successful works to be ‘incomprehensible’: instead of creating work with one specific reading, it seems that Richter’s primary concern is to question and […]

27 September 2011

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Gerhard Richter At 80 London Retrospective

Tate Modern plays host to ‘Panorama’ mapping 50 years of work On 6 October Tate Modern will open its doors on to a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Gerhard Richter – one of the most important painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Coinciding with Richter’s 80th birthday and containing paintings from a […]

9 September 2011

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Tate Modern Adapts Oil Tanks Into Gallery Space

Launch will coincide with  2012 Cultural Olympiad. Tate Modern has announced Phase 1 of the development of new galleries which will include the opening of the former power station’s spectacular Oil Tanks. These are  enormous circular spaces covering over thirty metres across and seven metres high. Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern said: “The Oil Tanks […]

31 August 2011

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Martin Creed Alex Katz Donate Work To Artist Rooms Collection

Tate / NGS announce 2012 exhibition schedule Top contemporary artists Martin Creed and Alex Katz are the first new artists to donate works to the already established ARTIST ROOMS collection. The traveling body of work was started by the art dealer Anthony d’Offay in 2008. Creed has donated a group of seven works which will […]

27 April 2011

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Ai Weiwei Incarceration Tate Modern Event

Tate Modern announced today that it is deeply concerned about the current disappearance of the artist Ai Weiwei. The organisation places artists at the very centre of its activities.  The Unilever Series, Sunflower Seeds is on display until 2 May. To mark its final weekend in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern will be holding a […]

11 April 2011

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Joan Miro Lateral Thinking Tate Modern

New Miro Exhibition “The Ladder of Escape” Opens At Tate Modern Tate Modern’s new exhibition of Spanish born Artist Joan Miro titled “The Ladder of Escape”  is the first London survey of the artist’s work in over 50 years. It looks set  to be another blockbuster to follow in the footsteps of the recent Gauguin […]

31 March 2011

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British Museums Most Popular in World

Figures released today place British Museums at the top, taking three out of the first five positions globally. Only the Louvre  in Paris out does the UK by dominating the number one position. The British Museum comes in at number two with 5842,138 visitors. Tate Modern number four getting 5,061,172 through the door and the […]

8 March 2011

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Tino Sehgal Gets Tate Turbine Hall For 2012

Tino Sehgal commissioned for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for the 2012 Olympic period.17 July to 28 October 2012Tate has announced that Tino Sehgal will undertake the annual commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2012. To be unveiled on 17 July that year, Sehgal’s new work will be the thirteenth to be commissioned in The […]

3 March 2011

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Damien Hirst Survey Tate Modern 2012

Tate Modern have announced the first substantial survey of the work of Damien Hirst which will run from 5 April – 9 September 2012. This is hardly a retrospective, given Hirst’s age. It will instead cover in-depth two decades of the artist’s output. The exhibition will highlight works including many of his most iconic pieces […]

24 January 2011

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Dennis Oppenheim Conceptual Art Pioneer Dies 72

Dennis Oppenheim the pioneering conceptual artist has died of complications from liver cancer, he was 72. Oppenheim was born in 1938 in Electric City, Washington and studied at the California College of the Arts and Stanford University, before moving to New York in 1966. He made a name for himself as one of the first […]

19 January 2011

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UK Museum Storage Costs Millions

Storage costs for art in British Museums is costing over a million pounds per year. A Freedom of Information request put in by the BBC resulted in the finding. “The British Museum spent £86,280 in 2009 and 2010, mothballing 99% of its collection, in storage.” Many museums in the capital keep an average of 90% […]

8 November 2010

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Museums Denied Access To Private Donations By Treasury

The British Museum and the National Gallery are finding it difficult to access over £50m given by private donors because of changes to Treasury regulations implemented under the last government. The scale of the problem is widespread, as the reserves for all national museums total over £285m. The museums have not openly admitted that a […]

21 October 2010

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BROKEN AND BRILLIANT: HOW CLOSURE ONLY MADE WEIWEI’S SUNFLOWER SEEDS PERFECT

The happiest person in London right now might just be the member of Tate Modern night-shift staff who dares wander alone in Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, despite the health warnings. An already poignant symbol of globalisation was pretty much complete when access to the exhibit was barred due to pollution fears. The footfall of the […]

18 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei’s Cloud of Dust

Two days after Ai Weiwei’s installation of sunflower seeds opened, in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern staff took the decision to restrict access to it. The installation is fashioned out of of 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, ten centimetres deep. The original concept was to allow people to walk over the bed, but after […]

8 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei Unilever Sculpture Tate Modern

Chinese Artist, Ai Weiwei reveals his latest work “Sunflower Seeds,” a project which has taken two years to complete and contains over one hundred million handcrafted porcelain seeds.The project is loaded with thoughts and associations. From a distance, it looks like a beach of gray shingle, or a Zen garden.The public are allowed to interact […]

5 October 2010

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Tate’s Serota Lambasts Osborne and Hunt

Tate Modern Director Sir Nicholas Serota announced in an interview today that Museums in the UK could not weather cuts of 25% – 30%  and that they would have to close for at least two days per week and drastically cut opening hours. In a rare out pouring, he also pointed out that it would […]

13 September 2010

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UBS Pulls Tate Modern Sponsorship

Tate Modern announced at their annual press conference, that they had lost the backing of UBS the largest Swiss Bank. The extension building program is nearly at a halfway point in raising funds. UBS posted a first-quarter loss in April 2008 of 12 billion Swiss francs (then $11.9 billion). The bank has since turned around: […]