Tate Modern

In Art and Design Venues on January 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern’s (London) collection consists of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 onwards. The Collection is on display on levels three and five of the buidling, while lever four houses large temporary exhibitions and a small exhibition space on level two houses work by contemporary artists.

The Collection at the Tate Modern:

The Tate collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements from Fauvism on. It includes important masterpieces by both Picasso and Matisse and one of the world’s finest museum collections of Surrealism, including works by Dalí, Ernst, Magritte and Mirò. Its substantial holdings of American Abstract Expressionisminclude major works by Pollock as well as the nine Seagram Murals by Rothko which constitute the famous Tate Rothko Room. There is an in depth collection of the Russian pioneer of abstract art Naum Gabo, and an important group of sculpture and paintings by Giacometti. Tate has significant collections of Pop art, including major works by Lichtensteinand Warhol, Minimal art and Conceptual art. Tate also has particularly rich holdings of contemporary art since the 1980s.

Tip: Plan in a long stay in the museum. Take your time to walk through the exhibitions.

On my last visit to London I saw the exhibition of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerste ‘TH 2058’. An installation showing how London is going to be like in 2058.

TH 2058

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