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Pop goes Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern
Oct07

Pop goes Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern

  A major retrospective of Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), one of the most experimental artists of recent times, opens at Tate Modern 9 October 2014 (to 8 February 2015). Alongside Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo, Polke was a key figure in the generation of German artists who first emerged in the 1960s. Tate Modern presents the first full retrospective of Polke’s career, bringing together paintings, films, sculptures, notebooks, slide...

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4 vie for Turner Prize 2014

The Turner Prize 2014 exhibition opens at Tate Britain 30 September 2014 and will be on view to 4 January 2015. The artists vying for the 30th Turner Prize, Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell, were shortlisted earlier this year.  The winner of the GBP 40,000 prize will be announced live on Channel 4 by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on 1 December. James Richards is showing Rosebud 2013, where filmed...

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Matisse, Tate’s most successful exhibition ever
Sep16

Matisse, Tate’s most successful exhibition ever

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs was Tate’s most successful exhibition ever, Tate announced (15 September 2014). The show received 562,622 visitors making it the most popular exhibition ever held at Tate and the first to receive more than half a million people. Matisse Picasso at Tate Modern previously held the record as Tate’s most visited exhibition with 467,166 visitors in 2002. This was followed by the Damien Hirst exhibition with...

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Mauritshuis to reopen after refit
Feb20

Mauritshuis to reopen after refit

Mauritshuis, home of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring in The Hague, Netherlands, will open 27 June 2014 following a major renovation, writes SAJID RIZVI. Celebrated both for its architectural beauty and its holdings — most famously the Vermeer masterpiece but also the so-called Royal Cabinet of Paintings, about 800-strong — the 17th century building and the small museum within will reopen after a major rehang and other revisions to...

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The game-changing message hidden in Botticelli’s Primavera
Feb18

The game-changing message hidden in Botticelli’s Primavera

A new book, Under the Guise of Spring, by Eugene Lane-Spollen, argues for a game-changing message believed to be hidden in Sandro Botticelli’s universally important masterpiece, Primavera, writes SAJID RIZVI. Also known as Allegory of Spring, the tempera panel, about two metres tall and a little more than three metres wide, is currently housed in the Uffizi gallery in Florence. The painting generally is believed to have been started...

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