Tate Modern has ensured another decade of popular large-scale installations in its Turbine Hall – which has hosted work from Ai Weiwei’s porcelain sunflower seeds to Olafur Eliasson’s giant sun – after signing its “largest and longest” sponsorship deal.
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Sunday 27 February 2011
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Marie-Thérèse was only 17 years old when, stepping off the Paris Metro one day in 1927, she was approached by a stranger and told: "I am Picasso! You and I are going to do great things together!"
Sunday 23 January 2011
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
A major retrospective of the work of the Mexican artist, Gabriel Orozco, opens at the Tate Modern in London this week.
Monday 17 January 2011
Tourists flocking from around the world to London's art exhibitions are fuelling a surge in "gallery rage" as the art world's connoisseurs bemoan overcrowding at an elite list of blockbuster shows.
Monday 17 January 2011
Blockbuster shows with international appeal have their detractors among critics, but more and more among paying visitors, too. Their complaint is that, having paid double-digit prices, they are herded through too fast and with so many others that they can't actually see the pictures. Gauguin, which closed yesterday at Tate Modern, attracted particular venom.
Sunday 26 December 2010
Friday 24 December 2010
Friday 10 December 2010
One of the world’s most prestigious galleries has announced it is to represent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei as the artist faces mounting pressure in his homeland for his pro-democracy politics.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Chinese avant-garde artist Ai Weiwei, whose Sunflower Seeds is currently exhibiting in London's Tate Modern, said he was placed under house arrest to prevent him from attending a party commemorating the demolition of his newly built studio in Shanghai.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Sunday 17 October 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
When he unveiled his monumental installation at the Tate Modern earlier this week, Ai Weiwei enthused about how he wanted visitors to immerse themselves in his 100-million porcelain sunflower seeds, by putting the painted kernels into their mouths or building sandcastles if they so desired.
Friday 15 October 2010
A vast carpet of more than 100 million porcelain "seeds" in the Tate Modern has been declared out of bounds to art lovers only two days after it opened because it poses a health threat.
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