Tag Archive: Tate Modern

Christmas Card 17! Pop-up Tate Modern

London’s Tate Modern gallery gets the festive treatment with this beautifully made pop-up Christmas card by Paper Tango. The whole thing is laser cut and then finished by hand making for a product… Continue reading

Rothko painting vandalised at Tate Modern

I read the news that one of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals (Black on Maroon, 1958) had been vandalised at Tate Modern while I was at its sister gallery, Tate Britain, wandering the Pre-Raphaelite… Continue reading

Damien Hirst: Death, diamonds and dots

I’ve always had mixed feeling about Damien Hirst. Sometimes his work is provocative, interesting or beautiful. At other times I think he, more than anyone else, is flying the (invisible flag) for the… Continue reading

Slowalk (in support of Ai Weiwei)

This weekend Hamish Fulton presented Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) at Tate Modern. It was billed as a collective action created specifically in response to the iconic architecture of the Turbine Hall and in… Continue reading

Tate closes access to Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds

It looks like I was one of the lucky few thousand to be allowed to play in the porcelain sunflower seeds – apparently the enthusiastic reaction from visitors had resulted in far more… Continue reading

Star Wars vs Iraq

Here’s a quick recommendation for you – if you’re in the vicinity of Tate Modern from now til May 12 check out the rooms devoted to Michael Rakowitz on level 2. ‘The worst… Continue reading

Richard Prince – Spiritual America, 1983 (Brook Shields)

It’s been a real art overload this week – Frieze, AVA, something in Soho, and then there was an evening trip to Tate Modern to see ‘Pop Life: Art in a Material World’.… Continue reading

Roni Horn aka Roni Horn

A few hours after visiting Jeremy Hutchison’s show at the Menier Gallery I wandered on over to Tate Modern to see what I could see. Actually I knew what I was probably going to see and that was the Roni Horn retrospective. The only thing which could have derailed this plan was if Defining Constructivism had been dirt cheap. HAH.

Rothko: The Late Series, Tate Modern

Yesterday I went to Tate Modern’s Rothko exhibition (making the most of my current free entry status). I always think that in these things the first couple of rooms suffer. You need some kind of mental warm-up act for someone like Rothko because his work requires a lot of effort and a certain state of mind from the visitor.