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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.

Damien Hirst vs His Critics: What Has The World Made Of His New Show?

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Damien Hirst, the original Young British Artist, stages a retrospective at the Tate Modern from the 4th April – 9th September, featuring the infamou...

For Sale: Damien Hirst's Work

PA | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Damien Hirst merchandise, from a deckchair to a plastic skull, is on sale for eye-watering price tags of up to £36,800 at the first UK retrospective ...

Sam Parker

'Juvenile And Boring' Damien Hirst Reviewed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

Damien Hirst poses at the opening of his new retrospective at Tate Modern Fundamental to most people’s resistance to modern art – the ...

Is Criticism of the New Inevitable?

Ian Louden | Posted 27.05.2012 | Home
Ian Louden

The ArcelorMittal Orbit demonstrates what can happen when steel, art, cutting edge technology and sport get together. It's worth remembering too what the initiators of the project, said when it was announced, which was that they wanted to create an icon for London 2012 and, in legacy, a symbol of the regeneration of East London. Both objectives are worth pursuing.

The Sunflower Seeds Are Coming Back!

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds are getting a permanent home at the Tate. The gallery has snapped up around eight million of t...

Sam Parker

Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern (REVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.07.2012 | Home

To say that Yayoi Kusama captures people’s imaginations is an understatement. From her time as a performance art provocateur sticking dots on...

Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Neil Simpson | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Leaving the Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Tate, one is greeted by a similar sense of uncertainty. It's interesting to note that Richter himself acknowledged the influence of Vermeer's work Girl Reading Letter at an Open Window in his 1994 piece Reader

Tacita Dean: Film

Neil Simpson | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Tate Modern until 11 March 2012 In 1936 Charlie Chaplin appeared in his iconic film Modern Times. Amidst the repetitive tedium of the assembly line, ...

Tate Becomes Second Most Popular Arts Organisation In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Visitor numbers to Tate have increased to 7.4m, making it the most popular arts organisation in the world after the Louvre. The Paris-based galler...