In 1967, Richard Long a young Bristol artist made a line in the grass of a field by walking backwards and forwards and called it A LINE MADE BY WALKING.
Looking at official galleries here in Britain (all temporarily closed as of this publication) – more especially at those situated in London – it is immediately evident that a revolution has taken place.
Tate has suspended Mark Godfrey, their Senior Curator of International Art and curator of the highly anticipated ‘Philip Guston Now’ exhibition for speaking out on his Instagram account concerning the gallery’s decision to postpone the show until 2024.
The eagerly awaited retrospective exhibition of the American artist Philip Guston, set to take place at Tate Modern in February 2021 has been postponed until 2024.
Tate and the art dealer Anthony d’Offay have agreed to end their relationship. The announcement came today in a joint statement by Tate and Anthony d’Offay.
30 June 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following museums and galleries have released details. Here is a useful guide to the planned reopenings. Artlyst will update the list as new information becomes available.
18 December 2019
From a critic’s point of view, It is pretty difficult, to sum up, the year 2019. It was, for example, a year when greater and greater emphasis was placed on doing full justice to women artists.
8 April 2019
The British art dealer, Anthony d’Offay, who was ‘me-tooed’ last year by three former colleagues, has been reinstated as an adviser to the Artist Room’s programme in the UK and Scotland.
Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.
Just recently Tate Modern was named as Britain’s most popular tourist attraction: 5.9 visitors went to the gallery last year. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it – that is till you do a bit more research.
Tate Britain have revealed that it will be purchasing four watercolours by the renowned artist and women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960).
This year’s Turner Prize winner 2018 has been awarded to Charlotte Prodger a Glasgow-based video artist whose work deals with identity and place. She was nominated for her solo exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall.
20 August 2018
Nobody, I think, could be keener than I am to see women obtain more recognition for their creative contribution to the visual arts.
18 August 2018
‘Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One’ at Tate Britain and ‘Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919 – 33’ at Tate Modern are linked exhibitions.
26 May 2017
Tate has announced its 2018 programme which covers all four venues. The forthcoming shows include exhibitions of work by ground-breaking figures in painting, performance, textiles, film and photography.
UK Museums are working on a series of nationwide exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, the legislation that partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967.
11 January 2017
Maria Balshaw the Director of the award-winning Whitworth Gallery and Manchester City Galleries is to be appointed Director of Tate. She will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota, for one of the most powerful jobs in the international museum world.
9 January 2017
Tate Exchange Associates which includes organisations from the arts, health, education and the charitable sectors invites the public to collaborate on an unprecedented scale in a free, ground-breaking new programme at Tate Modern, from 9 January 2017.
During the last few years, the world of contemporary art has undergone a number of drastic changes, which many leading participants seem extremely reluctant to acknowledge.
Oscar Wilde’s prized full-length portrait by Robert Harper Pennington which took pride of place in his marital home is to return to the UK, this spring when Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art.
This year, £150,000 has been made available for the Fund. With Tate’s annual government grant for acquisitions effectively frozen since 1982, the Fund provides a much-needed contribution toward Tate’s ongoing campaign to develop the collection. Details of the works, which have been acquired by Tate through the 2016 Frieze Tate Fund to benefit the Tate Collection, will be […]
Artlyst is pleased to present our curated guide to the best London exhibitions premiering this autumn. A number of exciting blockbuster, museum exhibitions, International Art Fairs, and the best emerging art shows are just some of the tempting offerings to expect. There is so much happening in London over the next few months, it is disconcerting but […]
The Brexit vote has not come at a happy moment for the various Tate galleries. The new extension of Tate Modern, launched the moment before the vote in a blaze of publicity, was immediately swamped by thousands of visitors. Yet the vote very clearly demonstrates the huge cultural gap that exists between the cultural elites who live and work in London, […]
Gregor Muir (b.1964) has been appointed Director of Collection, International Art at Tate. He succeeds Frances Morris, now Director, Tate Modern, who held the position from 2006. In this senior role, Gregor will lead the development of Tate’s collection of international art and supervise the international acquisitions’ strategy as well as research and advisory roles associated […]
Tate Britain presents the first UK show to focus exclusively on queer British art, marking the 50 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Featuring works from the Pre-Raphaelites to Francis Bacon, the show explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Deeply personal and intimate works […]
26 March 2016
It’s interesting to compare the curatorial approaches to the two densely comprehensive photography group shows on at the the moment: ‘Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers’ at the Barbican, curated by Martin Parr and ‘Performing for the Camera’ at Tate Britain, for which Simon Baker was the lead curator. Parr and Baker […]
This is the result a number of protest groups had worked towards for a number of years, the multinational Oil company BP is now to end all sponsorship with Tate from 2017. The oil giant has expressed plans not to renew their contract with the museums as a result of public protest which has had a […]
A major new exhibition which draws from one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography and presents an unrivalled selection of classic modernist images from the 1920s to the 1950s – a crucial moment in the history of the medium. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see remarkable works up-close by more than sixty artists […]
The highly anticipated Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective opening at Tate Modern this summer is set to include the recently auctioned flower painting, Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1 1932. This iconic painting is an important example of the artist’s investigations into still life, and particularly the flowers for which she is most famous. The floral painting by the late US artist sold […]
Phyllida Barlow will be the fortieth artist to join the ARTIST ROOMS collection the collection at The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and Tate. Her first ARTIST ROOMS work, gifted by the artist, is untitled: upturnedhouse, 2, made in 2012, will go on display at Tate Modern from 14 January 2016. Begun in 2008 through the exceptional generosity of Anthony d’Offay, […]
30 December 2015
My favourite exhibition of 2015 had to be the Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy. His love of paint, brushstrokes, colour and composition exuded and filled the rooms in the Sackler wing. So rare to have an exhibition that didn’t have a bad painting in the whole show. This was closely followed by the James […]