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Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory – Tate Modern, London

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory – Tate Modern, London

For the first time in twenty or so years the Tate gives us a major Bonnard exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory. The exhibition spans four decades from 1912 to his death in 1947, and gives us a chance to take a closer look at a painter who seems to split […]

by × March 31, 2019 × 0 comments

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Wolfgang Tillmanns 2017 – Tate Modern, London

Wolfgang Tillmanns 2017 – Tate Modern, London

This is photography Jim, but not as we know it. Visiting the latest Tate exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans 2017 many unfamiliar with his work are likely to come away with a whole new feelings about contemporary photography, how it is presented and what it means. They may also question the nature of photography. […]

by × March 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, London

Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, London

‘I don’t want a picture to look like something it isn’t. I want it to look like something it is. And I think a picture is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world.’ Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg is best known as a key figure […]

by × January 17, 2017 × 0 comments

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Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

‘When people read erotic symbols into my paintings, they’re really talking about their own affairs’ – Georgia O’Keefe This is the largest exhibition by Georgia O’Keeffe ever to take place outside America, and the first retrospective in the UK. Given too that there are no works in any British collection, […]

by × July 7, 2016 × 0 comments

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Tate Modern – The Switch House Wing Opens

Tate Modern – The Switch House Wing Opens

Who’s a pretty polly then? Well, perhaps the new Tate Switch House wing that was opened to the press this week with great fanfare and a series of speeches from the Mayor of London, the Culture Secretary and of course Nicholas Serota of the Tate.  Unfortunately the caged parrots (actually […]

by × June 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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Hilton London Bankside

Hilton London Bankside

There is little doubt that the coolest London spot right now is Bankside. Twenty years or so of steady improvement has turned this once down at heel district into a thriving cultural and commercial hub. The recent completion of the Shard along with the redevelopment of London Bridge Station has cemented […]

by × April 26, 2016 × 0 comments

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30,000 Years of Art – Phaidon

30,000 Years of Art – Phaidon

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Our historic – and largely still current – curatorial approach to archaeological and artistic objects has been to divide and classify, to separate and categorise. This has its advantages, but those institutions like the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford where form is privileged over origin, and […]

by × January 10, 2016 × 0 comments

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Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, London

Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, London

My paintings have neither objects nor space nor time nor anything – no forms. They are light, lightness, about merging, about formlessness, breaking down form.  Agnes Martin, 1966 Agnes Martin is not for everyone. In sharp contrast to the eye-popping bling of the current The World Goes Pop exhibition a few […]

by × October 2, 2015 × 0 comments

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Malevich at Tate Modern

Malevich at Tate Modern

Despite Kasimir Malevich being widely feted during his lifetime, exhibitions of work since his death in 1935 have been few and far between. With the location of many works not only behind the iron curtain but considered subversive – the seminal ‘Black Square’ was actually hidden from view by the […]

by × July 17, 2014 × 0 comments

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Damien Hirst, Tate Modern

Damien Hirst, Tate Modern

You can love him or loathe him, but you can’t ignore Damien Hirst. Regarded as one of the pre-eminent artists working today, he has created some of the most iconic works in recent history and has changed the art world for ever. The exhibition at Tate Modern which opened this […]

by × April 7, 2012 × 0 comments

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Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Words are an integral element in Gauguin’s work and I firmly believe that’s why he has always been one of my favourite artists. Long before Warhol boldly decorated his canvases with letters of the alphabet, Gauguin would choose fragmentary texts as titles, either painted directly onto the canvas or carved into […]

by × September 29, 2010 × 0 comments