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What’s On at the Tate

From an Andy Warhol retrospective to the works of William Blake...

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

What’s On at the Tate? Exhibition Highlights

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    Andy Warhol

    Tate Modern

    Opening in the spring of 2020, this highly anticipated retrospective of Andy Warhol will present over 100 of the legendary artist’s most iconic and inspiring works. From quintessential Warhol works such as the Green Coca-Cola bottles and Marilyn Diptych, to the largest showcasing of his equivocal Ladies and Gentlemen series portraying members of the 70s New York transgender sphere, the major exhibition will demonstrate the artist’s creative and cultural legacy. 12 March – 6 September 2020

    Image: Andy Warhol (1928 -1987) Marilyn Diptych 1962, Tate © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

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    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.

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    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. Until January 2020.

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    Artist Rooms: Ed Ruscha

    Tate Modern

    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.

    Image: Ed Ruscha Installation Artist Rooms

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    Nam June Paik

    Tate Modern

    The South Korean artist Nam June Paid (1932–2006) was a pioneer in the field of video and tv art, correctly intuiting that humanity’s future would soon be closely intertwined with technology. This exhibition brings together over 200 pieces from the artist’s 5-decade long career, in a dazzling display of light, sound and video that walks the line between profound and playful. Until 9 February 2020

    Image: Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974-7

     

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    Art Now: Sophia Al-Maria: Beast Type Song

    Tate Britain

    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.

    Image: Art Now: Sophia Al-Maria: Beast Type Song

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    Dora Maar

    Tate Modern

    With her Surrealist photomontages and striking fashion photography, Dora Maar had a sharp eye for the unusual and the evocative. Too-often relegated to the muse status (albeit Picasso’s), her own artistic legacy is now being celebrated at the Tate Modern in the largest retrospective of her work yet. Until 15 March 2020

    Image: Dora Maar, Untitled (Hand Shell), 1934

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    Steve McQueen Year 3

    Tate Britain 

    In this ambitious project, Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist Steve McQueen set out to photograph every Year 3 class in the city. 2/3rds of London’s primaries took part, resulting in a dizzying away of class photographs from every manner of schools, from state to independent to faith-based. Out of the melange emerges a touching and hopeful portrait of the capital’s future. Until 3 May 2020

    Image: Steve McQueen by Jessica McDermott