Tag Archives: Tate Modern

The Shape of Light – Tate Modern until October 14th 2018

16 Jul
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                     It is not a question of whether photography can make abstract interpretations that is proven beyond doubt at Tate Moderns comprehensive show The Shape of Light. The conundrum is, should it? Abstract art and photography are mostly considered as separate issues, this makes no sense; […]

Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power

29 Aug
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  Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power Tate Modern’s deep and reflective review of American art during the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Empowerment from 1964 into the 1980s offers and engaging insight into the mind set of the country at the time while feeling as […]

The Eye Has It

10 Jan
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The title of Tate Modern’s exhibition ‘The Radical Eye’ could be easily applied not just to the photographers represented but also to it’s curator who has since 1991 fervently put together one of the best private collections of photographic images in the world. To call Sir Elton John a collector does not do him justice, his […]

Rauschenberg at Tate Modern

10 Jan
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Robert Rauschenberg arrived on the American art scene in the 1950s as something of a young pretender, overthrowing established parameters, stretching and breaking boundaries with an insatiable thirst for innovation and the discovery of new media to express his ideas. With abstract expressionism in full flood and painting on the throne, Rauschenberg challenged what art […]

Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern

22 May
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Performing for the Camera identifies and investigates photography as a tool for recording with as wide a range of performance work from the 1850s to date. An intriguing show where the camera as observer often provided the only evidence of of a body of work; from Victorian music and theatre via an original album of […]

Beyond the Frame: Photography & Experimentation (Lecture) at Tate Modern

14 Jun

An International line up of artists and curators explore how photographers have experimented with processes that push our understanding of the photographic form, from experimenting with the materiality of paper and analogue processes, to the role of light, colour, composition and space. The panel brings together both emerging and established practitioners to discuss processes and conceptual underpinnings, and […]

London Exhibitions and Tate Modern’s Extension

23 Aug
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Although the London exhibition summer season draws to a close there is still time to see some excellent shows. Irving Penn Cranium Architecture at Hamilton’s runs until September 20th and whether the subject matter is to your taste or not the craftsmanship and silver gelatine print quality is a tour de force and a rare […]