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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Wednesday 13 October 2010
Sunday 03 October 2010
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Tony Blair called off a party tonight to mark the launch of his new book, saying it would be "frightening" for his friends to have to walk past anti-war protesters.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
A party to mark the launch of Tony Blair's new book tonight, which would have attracted protests from anti-war campaigners, has been called off, it was revealed today.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Thursday 19 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
Friday 02 July 2010
You are walking down a long road between two fields. The road never seems to change, but you keep glimpsing something, close by, in the distance. Is there water on the road ahead? A town? The future flickers and shimmers, you are almost there, on the brink of something, then it vanishes into thin air: a mirage. This is the rather beautiful 16mm film, A Story of Deception (2003-6), filmed in Patagonia, that opens (and gives name to) Francis Alÿs's current survey show at Tate Modern, exploring the crossovers between poetics and politics. The never-reachable moment, a continual glimmer of hope, a pointless struggle – these are the motifs of this brilliant, yet slippery, exhibition. In other films here children build sandcastles to knock them down, the artist pushes a large block of ice around Mexico City until it melts to nothing, or dribbles a line of green paint from a leaky can along the "green line" – the 1948 armistice border between Israel and neighbouring countries. Everything teeters between being depressingly pointless and joyfully, wonderfully so.
Friday 18 June 2010
The biennial London Festival of Architecture returns this weekend with a 16-day calendar of 300 events to celebrate the buildings, streets and spaces which shape the UK’s capital.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Tate Modern has appointed Chris Dercon, who is in charge of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, as its new director.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Sunday 30 May 2010
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Some of the less enthused visitors to the Tate Modern might be relieved to stumble upon the haven of this pub, complete with bar and piano, as they make their way round the London art gallery.
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