Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is a U.K.-based institution that houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of British art. While it is not a public institution, the U.K. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is the main sponsor of the Tate Modern.

A museum dedicated to contemporary art collected around the world, the Tate is run from the premises of the former Bankside Power Station. Overlooking the Thames in London, the Turbine Hall is not only a history-rich space to be in but also fills the air with unimaginable awe. Along the Turbine Hall, which stretches the entire length of the museum building, is where the works of artists like Bonnard, Pollock, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Bourgeois and Rothko, have been displayed.

Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth – A giant crack in Tate Modern

What was it? Shibboleth was an installation piece designed and completed by celebrated Colombian artist Doris Salcedo at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Museum in London. Before Salcedo created the installation itself, she created digital renderings on real photos of the Turbine Hall floor. The artist then printed the rendering before presenting them …

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Rachel Whiteread’s 14,000 white cubes at Tate – Embankment

Rachel Whiteread’s installation Embankment stands out for many reasons. First, it’s the embodiment of several ideas. One who looks at it casually would conclude that it represents an obsession with boxes. Other than that, the combination of arctic icebergs, pristine crystal-clear massive causeway, and sugar-lump village all give it a distinct look that’s almost …

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Why was Tracey Emin’s bed a shock to the audience?

Tracey Emin’s work has always been shrouded in revelation and discovery, where she uses her real-life events as the inspiration for her works. So far, her art has become varied to include video installations, paintings, drawings, neon sculptures, photography, and even needlework. Emin’s work is characterized by an imminence and frequently sexually challenging boldness …

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry. She always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age of …

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Jeff Koon’s The New – What is this influential vacuum series all about?

About Jeff Koons Jeff Koons is a quintessential neo-pop artist. Therefore, it is not surprising to find artworks made by this legendary contemporary artist fashioned from random trinkets that you would find at a neighborhood yard sale. The components used to create his pieces may not be considered fine art or sophisticated by any …

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What are Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculptures all about?

Fujiko Nakaya’s work is simply transcendent. Primarily featuring fog, her ephemeral creations are always climate-responsive and influenced mainly by nature. Her works are moving and changing and designed to allow visitors to enter and interact with them. Because the fog installations are always centered on nature, the audience experiences are always varied due to …

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See how Jim Lambie’s hypnotic floor installations transform rooms

Who is Jim Lambie? Jim Lambie is a visual artist, sculptor, and musician. He is perhaps most famous for his colorful and mesmerizing floor tapestries. Lambie’s floor art is done using differently colored duct tape that runs in straight lines to form colorful repetitive patterns that change the visual dynamics of a space in a …

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Yayoi Kusama’s most outstanding sculptures – Pumpkins & Flowers

About Yayoi Kusama Celebrating her 90th birthday in 2019, Yayoi Kusama is a leading Japanese artist and legend as far as art is concerned. While she deliberately makes unique pieces that can withstand the wear and tear of the outdoors, she is renowned for reproducing her art on a monumental scale when need be. Her …

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Carsten Höller’s slides: A fun way to experience museums

Carsten Höller & his work Carsten Höller is well known for playfully including his slide installations in major museums across the world. Höller, formerly a scientist with a degree in agronomy, is famous for repurposing real-world components, such as slides, for art spaces. The majority of his works feature aesthetics that are relational, meaning that …

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Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project – Why did he try to recreate the sun?

About the Weather Project Olafur Eliasson has created a gigantic installation which in 2003 took overall space in Tate Modern, London. The artwork, a sun rising out of a mist, was bound to keep any visitor in awe. In this project named The Weather Project, the Scandinavian artist recreated the sun and the sky to …

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