Tag: Tate Modern

Agnes Martin @ Tate Modern

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Agnes Martin @ Tate Modern

Agnes Martin Tate Modern Until 11 October 2015   “Agnes Martin is perhaps most recognised for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Although restrained, her style was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect […]

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Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern

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Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern

Ask most people in Britain to name a famous British artist working in the 20th and 21st centuries and a few names will be mentioned: David Hockney, perhaps, Francis Bacon or Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin. But if you ask many of those same people if they have heard of Richard Hamilton, they […]

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Damien Hirst at Tate Modern

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Damien Hirst at Tate Modern

Damien Hirst Tate Modern: Exhibition 4 April – 9 September 2012   Maybe I’m just naïve or old fashioned or finicky, or maybe I just have an over developed sense of preciousness about my chosen profession, but I can’t help but feel slightly depressed when I hear an art exhibition described as a “blockbuster”. However, […]

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Alighiero Boetti at Tate Modern

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Alighiero Boetti at Tate Modern

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan Tate Modern 28 February to 27 May 2012 For an artist so enamoured with systems of order and classification, Aligheiro Boetti seems peculiarly hard to categorise.  The Tate Modern’s retrospective of the Italian’s work reveals him wearing various masks of different sizes; Boetti as craftsman, prankster, traveler, cartographer, mathematician and ghost […]

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Tacita Dean – FILM Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

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Tacita Dean – FILM  Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Tacita Dean – FILM Turbine Hall, Tate Modern October 2011 – 11 March 2012 You’re sitting in darkness on the scarred concrete floor of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and waves are slowly lapping towards you. The place is quiet, you are hushed and reverent like in a church and the tide is coming in. […]

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Gerhard Richter at Tate Modern

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Gerhard Richter at Tate Modern

Gerhard Richter: Panorama Tate Modern 6 October 2011 to 8 January 2012 The problem with Tate Modern – and indeed Tate in all its manifestations – is that it is not really an art gallery but a museum. (I sometimes think they should go the whole hog and rebrand it MoMA.) Even though all significant […]

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Vorticists at Tate Britain

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Vorticists at Tate Britain

The Vorticists: Manidesto for a Modern World Tate Britain 14 June to 3 September 2011 It is sobering to think that Modernism in art began just over a hundred years ago. The Vorticists exhibition at Tate Britain is a vivid reminder of the fact that the pace of artistic, technological, social and political change in […]

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Taryn Simon at Tate Modern

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Taryn Simon at Tate Modern

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters Tate Modern 25 May 2011 to 2 January 2012  Since exhibiting The Innocents in 2003, Taryn Simon has established herself as one of the most innovative photographers to emerge in the last decade, but it is the ambition and scope of her projects that makes […]

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Joan Miró at Tate Modern

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Joan Miró at Tate Modern

Having previously endured the crowds at a Tate members-only evening preview, I visited the Miro exhibition fairly early on a weekday morning. Even though the sun was shining outside, there was still a good number of visitors. This is not surprising as Miro is one of the most accessible and popular of the modern masters. The […]

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