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Get a fresh perspective on Cildo Mereiles in this short film about the artist and his work Babel, 2001 which is currently on display at Tate Modern in Media Networks. Babel explores an ancient myth about the origin of language. In this video Tariq from Tate Collective London (a free event for young people aged 15–25 to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas at Tate Modern and Tate Britain) presents his perspective on this towering artwork. Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Babel was purchased by Tate with a generous grant from the Tate Americas Foundation, using funds raised by its Latin American Acquisitions Committee. Click here to watch: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/cildo-meireles-tower-could-reach-heavens.
Mark Bradford will be hosting the American Artist Lecture Series, discussing his main influences and his practice, on Tuesday April 19 at Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium.
Mark Bradford’s artistic work is varied and presented in multiple mediums such as collaged paintings, videos, installations and sculpture. Through his practice Bradford challenges issues of race, gender, and class in American society. Tate Americas Foundation has helped Tate acquire three works by Mark Bradford, most recently Riding the Cut Vein 2013. The American Artist Lecture Series is a partnership between Art in Embassies, Tate Modern and US Embassy London. It seeks to bring the greatest living modern and contemporary American artists to the UK in the name of cultural diplomacy. For tickets and information please click here.
The exhibition, which opens on September 17 is a groundbreaking exhibition revealing how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East. The show will explode the traditional story of Pop art and show how different cultures contributed, re-thought and responded to the movement. Around 160 works from the 1960s and 1970s will be brought together, including many which have never been exhibited in the UK before.
In August, we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Melva Bucksbaum, founding member of Tate’s International Council and Benefactor of Tate Modern. Melva’s interest and support of institutions committed to the arts spanned a wide arc and included participating on the boards of the Whitney Museum, in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., The Jewish Museum in New York, the Visiting Committees of the Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Christie’s American Advisory Board, NY; The International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; New York’s Drawing Center as well as serving on the architectural selection committee for the World Trade Center’s 9/11 ‘Memorial Museum Pavilion.’ A much loved figure in the art world, we send our deepest condolences to her husband, Raymond J. Learsy, and her children, Gene Bucksbaum, Glenn Bucksbaum, Mary Scanlan and their families.
We’re delighted to offer our supporters a discount to Mondrian London at Sea Containers located just a few minutes’ walk from Tate Modern. The hotel brings a bold new energy to London, blending the style and sophistication of the boutique brand with South Bank’s eclectic vibe. Working with Design Reach Studio under the creative direction of renowned British designer Tom Dixon, the hotel captures the essence of the original building, exuding 1920s cruise ship glamour integrated with the modern twists and sophisticated design for which the Mondrian brand is known. Guests will be drawn to the giant, copper clad wall inspired by the hull of a ship, running from outside the building, through to the lobby and on to the river side of the hotel. With stunning river views, destination restaurant and bars, rooftop lounge and agua Bathhouse & Spa, Mondrian London is a wonderful new destination. Tate supporters will receive 15% off the flexible rate at Mondrian London. To book, please visit www.mondrianlondon.com using PROMO/CORP code: DSTATE.