Who would you choose to paint your portrait? 🖌️ Mark Gertler, Portrait of a Girl 1912, Tate collection
📢 JUST ANNOUNCED: One of the world's most ambitious contemporary art projects will be unveiled at Tate Britain in 2019: Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen will invite all 2,410 Year 3 primary school classes in London to be photographed.
This vast new work of art will be one of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken, in one of the world's largest and most diverse cities. 'There's an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future... to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work. I think it's important and in some ways urgent.' - #SteveMcQueen
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Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota works in unconventional ways, often experimenting with acid or flame in his work.
See Yokota's work in #ShapeofLight
at Tate Modern, the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and abstract art, until 14 October. 📷
Ahead of its UK release, founders Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu discuss @mfonfoto
: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, a publication and platform committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent.
This panel discussion is one of a series of events leading to a major international conference at Tate Modern in November 2019 dedicated to women and photography. Book tickets for the discussion via the link in today's bio.
: Naïve art is characterised by simplicity, sometimes described as unaffected or raw.
Henri Rousseau is a well-known naïve artist. How would you describe the artist's Bouquet of Flowers c.1909–10?
'What I want to paint are the things that have been seen so often that people no longer notice them.' - Eliot Hodgkin
The artist painted undergrowth in London during his days off while serving as an air-raid warden.
Eliot Hodgkin, Undergrowth 1941, Tate collection
★★★★★ ‘The longer you watch it, the more addictive it becomes.' - The Guardian
is now open. Free entry at Tate Modern 🕰️
‘The way Marclay has edited all the film and tv clips together is quite mesmerising. There is something quite exciting about seeing time unfold on screen in real time through the magic of cinema. Christian says the film begins when you enter the space, so it is a very personal experience. I can recommend a specific hour. Every hour offers such a range of emotions.’ - Fiontàn Moran, curator of The Clock by Christian Marclay
The Hyundai Commission returns!
Opening 2 October in Tate Modern’s #TurbineHall
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In partnership with Hyundai Motor
: It's cold AND sunny today in London! 🌤️ What's it looking like where you are?
William Ratcliffe, Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way c.1914, Tate collection
day! Have a burning question? 🤔 Beat the clock to ask Fiontan Moran, curator of #TheClockAtTate
, your question before 4pm 🕰️ The Clock by Christian Marclay opens on Friday at Tate Modern
: Set against a black background, ribbons and swirls of colour cover almost the entire surface of Cecily Brown's painting.
‘The place I am interested in is where the mind goes when it’s trying to make up for what isn’t there’, Brown said. The work’s imagery encourages viewers to fill in the blanks with their own projections.
Cecily Brown, Trouble in Paradise 1999, Tate collection
CLOSING SOON: The Duveen Galleries are home to a squash-like character created by #AntheaHamilton
. The Squash is dressed in one of seven costumes that incorporate the colours and shapes of varieties of squash or pumpkin 🎃
alongside a series of sculptures from Tate's collection at Tate Britain until 8 October. Supported by Sotheby's.