Exhibitions at Tate Modern
A revolution in visual culture 1905-55
An Indian Artist Family in the 20th Century
This is the first UK retrospective to explore the collaborative art practice of Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b1952) and David Weiss (b1946).
Since the late 1970s the artists have consistently captivated and amused audiences with their extraordinary transformations of the commonplace. Fischli and Weiss work across a wide range of media and this exhibition presents their sculpture, installation, moving image and photography. Underlying all of their work is a childlike spirit of discovery which en… more
New Video / New Europe features recent work by over three dozen artists from sixteen Eastern European countries, stretching from the Baltic through the Balkans. Despite its uneven development throughout Eastern Europe, video has become a staple of contemporary art practice - from countries with video traditions dating back to the late 1960s and early 1970s (Hungary, Poland, Croatia) to those that blossomed in the 1980s (Slovenia), to relatively new but nonetheless robust scenes (Romania, Esto… more
Tender cruelty is how the writer Lincoln Kirstein described the work of American photographer Walker Evans in the 1930s. Evans’s images were spare and factual, but his interest in the subject matter was always evident. Evans, along with German photographer August Sander, provides the historical axes for this exhibition, which explores the realist tradition within twentieth-century photography. The photographers chosen are united by this sense of ‘tender cruelty’, an oscillation between eng… more