Posts tagged Tate Britain
A Review of the Turner Prize 2016 Exhibition at Tate Britain, London

Known for its cutting-edge commentary on contemporary art, the Turner Prize 2016 opened at Tate Britain, London on September 27th, marking its 32nd year in existence. As ever, this year’s prize attracted media scrutiny upon the early announcement of its four nominees back in May, inviting the usual refrains of  "is it art?" and "what does it mean?" Fittingly then, the exhibition opens with Helen Marten’s (purposefully) enigmatic installations. 

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The Painting with Light Exhibition at Tate Britain, London

Tate Britain’s first exhibition celebrating the birth of photography and its consequential impact on British art of the Victorian and Edwardian eras quite frankly lacks the pizzazz needed to make it flash. With the curators adopting a comparative approach, juxtaposing original photographs and oil paintings in a simplistic ' two works depict the same subject matter kind of way'  little is left to the imagination.

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The Frank Auerbach Retrospective at Tate Britain, London

Frank Auberbach’s retrospective at Tate Britain has been met critical acclaim for the originality of his impasto portraiture and landscapes. Given the contemporaneous exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art and its popularity at Frieze Masters, there’s a revived interest in his work. Despite the influence of painters like Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud upon his work, there’s an independence to his aesthetic. 

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