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What’s On at the Tate in 2019

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What’s On at the Tate in 2019

We're in the midst of an exciting year at the Tate...

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From rising stars to infamous and respected artists, the Tate has plenty of exhibitions in store…


What’s On at the Tate? Headline Exhibitions

Keith Haring

Tate Liverpool

Keith Haring -  Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool will house the UK’s first ever exhibit of the late Keith Haring, a legendary artist and activist with a definitive style. The summer exhibition will showcase over 85 pieces of large works including paintings, sculptures and drawings, giving visitors an intimate look inside the pop culture art scene of 1980s New York. Until 10 November.

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William Blake: The Artist

Tate Britain

William Blake: The Artist – Tate Britain

This Autumn exhibition highlights the work of William Blake, a universal visual artist who has inspired countless artists, musicians, performers and poets across the globe. The exhibition will showcase 300 pieces of art in the form of prints, paintings, watercolours and other media formats. Until February 2020.

Otobong Nkanga

Tate St Ives

Otobong Nkanga – Tate St Ives


In her first solo exhibition in the UK, Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga will showcase exciting contemporary installations. Her residency will allow visitors to enjoy her photographs, sculptures, drawings and other forms of art that look at the very culturally relevant theme of the importance of natural resources. October 2019 – January 2020.

Mark Leckey: O’ Magic Power of Bleakness

Tate Britain

Mark Leckey

Dream English Kid, 1964 –1999 AD 2015 (still) Courtesy of the artist© Mark Leckey

Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey presents a magnificent new immersive showcase of both new and admired previous works, fusing in a spectacular son et lumière – sound and light exhibition- at the Tate Britain. Delving into the concepts of youth, class, memory and nostalgia, the thought-provoking instillation comprises of a true-to-size model of a section of the M53, sentimental to the artist himself, and a supernatural-inspired audio-visual installation among an array of other magnificent works. Until 5 January 2020.

Art Now: Sophia Al-Maria: Beast Type Song

Tate Britain

Art Now: Sophia Al-Maria: Beast Type Song

Art Now: Sophia Al-Maria: Beast Type Song

Part of the Tate’s long-standing series of free exhibitions providing insight into the latest advances and upcoming talent within art, Qatari-American artist and filmmaker, Sophia Al-Maria will present Beast Type Song, an immersive installation and video exploring the language, education and writing connection, featuring actress Yumna Marwan and Elizabeth Peace. A fusion of literature, history, music and more, Al-Maria’s exhibition promises to be an intriguing must-see experience, incorporating components of the creative process such as script pages, correspondence and photographs. Until 23 February 2020.

Artist Rooms: Ed Ruscha

Tate Modern

Ed Ruscha Installation Artist Rooms

Ed Ruscha Installation Artist Rooms

A fantastic fusion of paintings, prints and photography from the pop-art associated American artist Ed Ruscha, Artist Rooms showcases a spectacular collection of existing works spanning the creator’s inspiring sixty-year career. Keep an eye out for some unconventional craft materials, such as the coffee, egg white and mustard concoction used to create ‘DANCE?’, 1973. Until Spring 2020.

READ MORE: London Theatre Guide | The Best Art Exhibitions in London

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