Tate Modern

Modigliani packs a powerful, emotional punch - Tate Modern, review

Few artists have suffered such a dramatic reverse in their critical fortunes as Amadeo Modigliani. The Paris-based Italian painter’s status as art’s ultimate starving-in-a-garret, beautiful loser can hardly be contested – dying in penury of drug and alcohol-aggravated tuberculosis aged just 35, his …

Art

The rise of the post-industrial art gallery

Is this the future? William Cook visits Catalonia and explores how, across Europe, old industrial buildings and sites are becoming the new playgrounds for modern art<p>I’m standing in a muddy puddle in the middle of an open-cast mine in Catalonia, surrounded by workmen in hi-viz jackets and hard hats. …

Culture

What Are the Biggest Challenges Facing UK Museums? Brexit and Budget Cuts, New Report Says

Politics<p>The report tallies government spending on UK museums for the first time.<p>,<p>How much public money is spent on museums in England? The figure has …

Art Galleries

Carillion faces survival battle after debt shock

Crsis-hit Carillion took another major blow in its battle for survival on Friday as it admitted it will bust its banking covenants this year after …

Economy

Red Star Over Russia at Tate Modern review: an interesting but academic take on Soviet art

In this centenary year of the October Revolution, we’ve had no shortage of exposure to Russian art, with institutions from the Royal Academy to the …

Art Galleries

Red Star Over Russia, Tate Modern, London, review: The walls are a furious flurry of visual stimulation

Intimate conversations are woven into the very fabric of Tate Modern, don’t you find? This morning a senior staffer and I were roughly at mid-point …

Artists

The Thames Shifted To Peckham? Mad Plans From The 1930s

Click/tap for larger version. Labels by the author to help locate familiar locations.The Thames isn't very busy these days. Let's cover it over and …

London

A Whirlwind Day of New Experiences in London

Someone said the other day that London had nothing new to offer. That it was boring, stuck in the 1990’s, with no exciting ideas. Nothing could be …

London

Russia's graphic revolution, a new Louvre and Van Gogh's insect invasion – the week in art

John Piper captures 1940s Britain on land and sea, Egyptian surrealists hit Merseyside and the Russian revolution delivers a lesson in graphics – all in your weekly dispatch<p>Exhibition of the week<p><b>John Piper</b><br>This romantic landscape artist’s paintings of wartime ruins and storm-tossed ships are moving …

Art

The early Soviet images that foreshadowed fake news

A new exhibition offers a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the first half of the 20th Century. Fiona Macdonald finds out how propaganda images foreshadowed fake news.<p>“We all live in an age of fake news. But it wasn’t invented with Twitter and YouTube – it was used in the 1930s to …

Culture

A Russian Red Star Has Risen Over Tate Modern

Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin - that's quite the poster. Copyright The David King collection at Tate.Almost 100 years ago to the day Russia was …

London

Poetry Evening with Inua Ellams – Talk at Tate Modern | Tate

In his new anthology/diary/memoir/collection of poems, Inua Ellams opens up a captivating and potent dialogue between poems, writing a diary and …

Art Galleries

100 years on, Tate Modern explores Russian revolutionary art

LONDON (AP) — The Soviet Union is gone, but the imagery it inspired lives on.<p>The visual vocabulary of red stars, scarlet banners, Cyrillic exclamations and cut-and-paste imagery is still very much with us. In a historic irony, it now forms part of the capitalist advertising toolkit, used to sell …

Art

Red Star Over Russia at Tate Modern

In the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, Tate Modern will explore the distinctive visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union with a new …

Art Galleries

A Visual History of Russia and the Soviet Union Honoring the October Revolution Centenary

November 6, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>It can be argued that <b>the October Revolution</b> …

Art

Red Star Over Russia at Tate Modern: Everything you need to know

Tate Modern has got its diary very much in order.<p>Red Star Over Russia will open exactly 100 years to the day since the Bolshevik party assumed …

Art

'Most important document of the last 100 years' to be displayed in UK for first time

One of the most historically important documents of the past century is going on display in the UK for the first time, <i>The Independent</i> can exclusively …

Art Galleries

Remember The Soviet Union? The Russian-American Artist Ilya Kabakov Has Recreated It At Tate Modern

For the first half of his career, Ilya Kabakov made art for a couple dozen friends. He showed it in his apartment so as not to attract attention. Living in the Soviet Union under a totalitarian regime, he had to make art in order to stay sane, and had to hide it from the state in order to …

Art Galleries

Modern art leads the way in London’s Islamic art sales; a ringside report

It may have been half-term last week, but there was no break for London’s auction rooms as they embarked on their regular Islamic arts sales. Sotheby’s added flavour to the usual mix of works of art, manuscripts, miniatures and rugs, with the collection of the late Howard Hodgkin, the much admired …

Art

Discover the best of London in November

November is a great time to visit London. The weather may be chilly, but that means more opportunities to cozy up next to a log fire in a historic …

Music Award Shows

Ranking The World's Most Admired Art Museums, And What Big Business Can Learn From Them

The world’s biggest companies invest huge sums of time and money in reputation management. And yet, when measured, art museums have demonstrably better reputations than even the most well-regarded businesses in the world.<p>A recent research project conducted by myself and Patricia Heijndijk from the …

Museums

Mind-bending journey to another place - Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future, Tate Modern, review

Russia’s best-known contemporary artists are American citizens who haven’t lived in the mother-land since the Eighties. Yet just about everything in their first major British exhibition (he’s 84, she’s 72) refers back to the old Soviet Union: large conceptual paintings based on bureaucratic …

Art Galleries

Tate Modern and Uniqlo on one year of Tate Lates and the key to a good partnership

Visit Tate Modern on the last Friday of each month and you can enjoy a night of live music, talks, creative workshops, film screenings and art from …

Art Galleries

How I fell under the spell of Soviet propaganda posters

For those who wonder how anyone could have been optimistic about the Russian Revolution, this Tate exhibition offers part of the answer<p>It’s hard to admire communist art with an entirely clear conscience. The centenary of the October revolution, which falls this month, marks a national calamity …

Art

Paddington 2 featurette: watch the pop-up book behind the new London installations come to life

Venture around London from this week and you may stumble upon one of five pop-up installations celebrating the forthcoming release of Paddington 2, the eagerly-anticipated sequel to the 2015 smash hit.<p>Opened last week by Paddington 2 cast members including Hugh Bonneville, an array of local school …

London

The Art World Star You’ve Never Heard Of

Most galleries do their utmost to get the artists they represent into museum collections. It increases prestige for everyone involved and, in the …

Business

The Progress 1000: London's top influencers 2017 - Visualisers: Artists & Curators

Jeremy Deller<p>Artist<p>Few artists can match Deller’s knack for creating memorable and profound public experiences: his project with Rufus Norris to …

Art Galleries

Londoner's Diary: The Londoner makes a date with Tate for Progress 1000 Party

The Londoner held court at Tate Modern last night, where The Evening Standard hosted its annual Progress 1000 List, celebrating the city's heroes, …

Art Galleries

Eight places to see incredible views of the London skyline for free

One Tree Hill<p>Almost certainly not the inspiration for the glossy US teen TV drama, One Tree Hill stands between Forest Hill and Brockley, and offers …

London

Tate Modern is throwing a massive Soul of a Nation closing party

If you haven't seen Tate Modern's epic exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which traces 20 year’s of black art, then make …

London