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Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern until 14 October 2018

For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art. 📷 🔳 🔲 ◼️

Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.

Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/shape-light

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 – 18.00
Friday to Saturday 10.00 – 22.00

Tickets:
£18 book online

Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 25 May 2018

This month celebrates The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 with a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops, pop-up talks and street food at Tate Modern. 🎨

PRISA PAINT
Join Ralph Bogard to mark Picasso’s prolific year of creativity with playful artistic sprints. See how many paintings and portraits you can create while the clock ticks. 3, 2, 1, Go!

(A)MUSE ME
Join Art Macabre for a surreal life-drawing salon with costumed models painted and posing as iconic portraits.

SURREALIST COLLAGE
Cut, stick and create an unconscious landscape, a DIY patchwork of visions from dreams and reality.

DREAM DANCE
Inspired by Picasso’s portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter, inhabit and assemble a live ever-changing painting to create a new Grimehouse-injected masterpiece.

MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NTS RADIO
Catch DJs Paul Camo and Jazzman on the Level 1 Bridge plus Field Work, Ony and Chloëdees in the Terrace Bar until 23.00.

POP UP QUIZ: LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY
Show off your knowledge of love, fame and tragedy hosted by an expert on all three – performer Christopher Green.

FILM
JEAN PAINLEVÉ AND THE OCTOPUS
Discover the world of Jean Painlevé with The Octopus and The Love Life of the Octopus. Painlevé’s avant-garde underwater films reveal the wonders of the natural world in intricate detail. His films inspired artists including Picasso. Films will be screened on a loop.

GIVE A TALK AT TATE
Ever wondered if you could give a talk in a public gallery? Now you can! Our Visitor Experience team and the Uniqlo Ten Minute Talkers will guide you in giving your response to an artwork.

UNIQLO 10 MINUTE ART TALKS
Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes each.

COLLECTION CONVERSATION
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Join lively conversations around key artworks.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm – 10pm

Price:
Free entry (See The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932, Joan Jonas and Shape of Light for £10 each between 6pm – 8:30pm, book online)

Red Star Over Russia: A revolution in visual culture 1905-55 at Tate Modern until 18 February 2018

A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. 🇷🇺

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life.

The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016.

This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/red-star-over-russia

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 10pm

Price:
£11.30 book online

Artist Rooms: Bruce Nauman at Tate Modern until 24 July 2018

Bruce Nauman’s interest is ‘in what art can be, not just what painting can be,’ and he embraced a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video, neon and printmaking. 🔺 🔸 🔹 🔳 🔲

In the mid-1960s, having first studied mathematics and physics, and then art, Bruce Nauman became involved with the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Throughout his career, Nauman has investigated who we are, physically and mentally, using the human body and the space it inhabits. His own body became an important tool and reference point, whether performing in videos, or being cast to form part of a sculpture. Using self-imposed limitations and systems, he exposes the body’s vulnerability, as well as the human potential for violence and our need to communicate.

Words are both the subject and the form of many of Nauman’s works. Through thought-provoking wordplay, his neon pieces and works on paper cast new light on everyday phrases. Sound and the human voice are also significant aspects of his artistic approach, be it using his own voice or employing actors to perform unsettling and humorous scenarios. Disrupting the traditionally quiet space of the gallery, Nauman wants the experience of his work to be: ‘like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming; it just knocks you down.’

www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/display/bruce-nauman

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Price:
Free entry

Fahrelnissa Zeid @ Tate Modern / until Sunday 8th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00
Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: from £13.30 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/fahrelnissa-zeid

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d Group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.

Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.

Indulge in Zeid’s obsession with line and dazzling colour in this exhibition. Rediscover one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century in this first major retrospective.​

Fahrelnissa Zeid @ Tate Modern / until 15th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm, Fri and Sat until 10pm

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £11.30 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/fahrelnissa-zeid

Indulge in Zeid’s obsession with line and dazzling colour in this exhibition. Rediscover one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century in this first major retrospective.​ 🎨

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d Group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.

Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.

Tate Lates @ Tate Modern / Friday 25th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00–22:00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Free entry

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

This month Uniqlo Tate Lates celebrates ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, a show dubbed one of the ‘must-see art shows of the year’ by NME. The exhibition shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history, starting from 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement. ✊🏾

Lineup

Music & Visuals Programmed By NTS Radio
See Farai, Lala &ce and James Massiah live, with DJ sets from Bonaventure and Cktrl in the Turbine Hall. Plus see DJ sets from Nonsense, Minimal Effort and Senay in the Terrace Bar until 23.00.

Film Display
Drop in for a free display of four short films commissioned by Tate with support of the Ford Foundation for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Films include ‘Black Mary’ By Kahlil Joseph, ‘Meeting Lorraine’ by Zawe Ashton, ‘The Ancestors Came’ by Cecile Emeke and ‘William T. Williams – A Diamond In A Box’ by Andy Mundy Castle.

Screening
Sampha: Process
Catch an exclusive screening of Process at 21.00 in the Starr Cinema. Process is a companion film to the debut album of singer-songwriter Sampha, directed by Kahlil Joseph, the visual storyteller behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Sampha: Shy Light
Alongside the screening of Process, we launch Shy Light, a new zine by Sampha, created in collaboration with designer Grace Wales Bonner, art director Jamie Andrew Reid, and LA photographic duo Durimel.

Drawing Black Superheroes
Develop your own Black superheroes with character designer Wayne ‘Hard-Wired’ Riley. Take inspiration from historical figures, and learn how to design superhero characters using comic drawing techniques.

From a Creative Case to an Ecology of Care
What does the term ‘diversity’ mean? Join the debate led by The Ecology of Care team and generate a rolling document problematizing its definition. Interrogate policy and have your words amplified and made into badges.

Writing Black Power
Words were a powerful tool in the Black Power movement, from the poetry of Amiri Baraka to the speeches of Malcolm X. Explore the spoken word of the struggle at Bridget Minamore’s drop-in writing session, and hear pop-up readings throughout the evening.

Keeping It Real
Inspired by Black funk, soul and disco album sleeves, create your own album cover with artists Harold Offeh and Eloise Calandre, and watch your work projected live.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Visitor experience teams will lead three lively rounds of conversation around key artworks.

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Mona Hatoum @ Tate Modern / until 21st August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sun–Thu 10am–6pm
Fri–Sat 10am–10pm

@ Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/mona-hatoum

Mona Hatoum creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities. Hot Spot is a steel cage-like neon globe which buzzes with an intense, mesmerising yet seemingly dangerous energy. Elsewhere electricity crackles through household objects, making the familiar uncanny.

This is the first major survey of Hatoum’s work in the UK, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975.

Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.

Immerse yourself in the work of one of the most important artists working today.
One of the most important and powerful artists of her generation finally gets the big British show she deserves.

Late @ Tate Britain / Friday 2nd October 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00–22:00

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

www.tate.org.uk

From historic royalty to YouTube fame, how has art displayed status? Starting with the idea of power, and going on to the body and changing face of celebrity, this season, Late at Tate Britain explores representations of status through time.

Start the week by tackling ideas of power through music, art and talks, with The Age of L.U.N.A, Skinny Girl Diet and Native Sun.

This season, Late at Tate Britain is curated by by 15-25 year olds from Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London host a range of free events and festivals for young people to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas.

Music:
18.00–19.30 Reprezent Radio DJ set
19.30–20.15 Native Sun
20.15–20.45 Discussion with The Age of LUNA lead by Tate Collective London
20.45–21.30 The Age of L.U.N.A

Agnes Martin @ Tate Modern / until 11th October 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sun–Thu, 10am–6pm
Fri–Sat, 10am–10pm

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £12 book online

www.tate.org.uk

Agnes Martin is perhaps most recognised for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Although restrained, her style was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great work. ‘Without awareness of beauty, innocence and happiness’ Martin wrote ‘one cannot make works of art’.

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