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Rothko Vandal Jailed For Two Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | Home

A man has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by artist Mark Rothko. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, defaced...

Kraftwerk Fans Crash Tate Modern's Website

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Kraftwerk fans crashed the Tate Modern's website as tickets for a retrospective of their albums in February went on sale on Wednesday. Electronic m...

Electro Pioneers Kraftwerk to Play Tate Modern

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are to play eight nights at London's Tate Modern, their first UK dates since 2004. The German band whose career...

Danny Boyle: 'Forget Weatherspoon's Pubs And John Terry - Support Local Theatre'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 16.01.2013 | Home

British towns and cities would be more enriched if the love of "Wetherspoon's and Walkabout pubs and Mario Balotelli and John Terry" was replaced with...

Crisis talks: Time to change the way we communicate the value of art

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Adam Stones

The art world, and particularly how we foster and develop it in Britain, is in a period of crisis. And if you haven't noticed that, then it's a worrying testament to the way we debate and celebrate the creative processes in this country.

'Punch the Yellowist: Performance Art'

Dale Bilson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Dale Bilson

There are only about three paintings on this planet that I am able to say that I 'like', but last week Vladimir Umanets, the Yellowist, decided that one of them wasn't quite good enough. So he decided to improve it, with the addition of some half-legible scribbling in one of its corners.

Art vs Journalism - Who Can We Trust as a Source of Truth?

Rima Amin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Rima Amin

Art throughout history has proven itself to be thought-provoking and beautiful but how far can we go in trusting and ingesting it as a source of truth?

Vladimir Umanets, Mark Rothko And The Cowardly Folly of Art Vandalism

Sam Parker | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Sam Parker

Vandalised paintings, of course, leads us down only one path: tighter security measures at galleries, lenders being more reluctant to send works to Britain, and art becoming less accessible for you, me and generations to come.

I'd Risk More Rothko Vandalism to Carry on Being Close to Art

Philippa Warr | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home
Philippa Warr

As much as I loved the artworks, I don't find myself angry at the act of vandalism per se. The thing which bothers me is the knock on effects of vandalism - the fact that there will be people who are furious and that fury could end up limiting the physical enjoyment of Rothko's work.

Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

Ben Mirza | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.

'Keep Art In Schools' Urges Tate Director

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | Home

Sir Nicholas Serota, the director of the Tate, today urged the Government to keep the arts as a key part of the curriculum in any exams shake-up. H...

Damien Hirst Show Smashes Tate Modern Records

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home

Tate Modern's Damien Hirst exhibition smashed records to become the most popular solo show in the gallery's history, it announced today. The exhibi...

Man Who Plunged 100ft From Tate Modern Balcony Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

A man who died after plunging nearly 100ft from a sixth floor balcony bar at the Tate Modern gallery in London has been named by police as Michael For...

Damien Hirst: Worth a Second Look

Emma Sheppard | Posted 25.09.2012 | Home
Emma Sheppard

I thought I knew Damien Hirst. The one who puts dead animals in formaldehyde. Made a skull of diamonds. Did some things with coloured dots. Made me think: "Modern art? Rubbish. Anyone could do that." Well, turns out I was wrong. The current Tate Modern retrospective has changed my mind - and made me something of a fan in the process.

Man Plunges 100ft From Tate Modern Balcony In Front Of Horrified Tourists

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

A man has died after plunging nearly 100ft from a sixth floor balcony bar at the Tate Modern gallery in London, the police have confirmed. The inc...

Tate Modern Welcomes First Performance Art To Turbine Hall

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | Home

A team of people who walk among visitors chatting, chanting and running was revealed on Monday as the latest artwork in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. ...

World's First Live Art Gallery Opens At Tate Modern's Tanks

PA | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home

Tate Modern's underground oil tanks open as an arts space this week with an hour-long minimalist dance. The 98ft-wide structures, which were decomm...

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

The beginning of the last century, on the surface of things, was a time of pomp and ceremony; of military parades, imperial regalia, flag waving and staid order. Yet far from being symbols of stability, these represented a growing unease felt by ruling elites in a world where the existing order of things was being undermined.

Sam Parker

Is Munch Still A Scream, Without 'The Scream'? (REVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.07.2012 | Home

For a great many people, Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye will be a chance to decide if they should care about the artist for any other reason than th...

Damien, Show Some He(art)

Josef O'Connor | Posted 29.07.2012 | Home
Josef O'Connor

Earlier this year, I embarked on a journey which saw me take 11 flights, crossing three continents, visiting 11 art galleries in eight cities and sleeping on six couches to amass over 30,000 air miles in just 14 days.

Whaam! Lichtenstein And Lowry Heading For The Tate

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home

Girl Drowning (1963), by Roy Lichtenstein After a remarkable 2012, art in Britain is set to have an equally exciting 2013 as The Tate announce ...

'Sexuality And Voyeurism' Planned For Tate Modern

PA | Posted 23.06.2012 | Home

An artist best known for choreographing a naked five-a-side football match will be staging a live performance exploring "sexuality and voyeurism" insi...

Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

Damien Hirst. The reputation loudly precedes the not-so-young British artist like some diamond encrusted Triumph of skulls, formaldehyde and sacred co...

Damien Hirst: Death, Diamonds and Dots

Philippa Warr | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Philippa Warr

I've always had mixed feeling about Damien Hirst. Sometimes his work is provocative, interesting or beautiful. At other times I think he, more than anyone else, is flying the (invisible flag) for the Emperor's New Clothes.

Damien Hirst, TM, Collective Memory

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

Coming to the Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern is like coming to see the show you have already seen. Damien Hirst belongs to the collective memory of Britain. And that it is a great achievement for an artist. The maggots, dead or alive; the butterflies, dead or alive; the dots; the spin. The Shark is getting old, so are we.