Tate Modern Exhibition

Tate Modern - a place to return to your natural state, in your trainers and comfort-clothed glory with a map in one hand and your phone (already open on the camera) in the other. Hours could pass by and you'd still be roaming the first floor through collections, whether it be the infamous Andy Warhol's vivid art or the mixed-media works of Peter Doig.

Tate Modern Exhibition

Tate Modern Exhibit is located in Bankside, London - a comfortable distance from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Millennium Bridge.

Art work was displayed as primarily as paintings (on a range of surfaces such as canvas or wood) or physical objects. There were different collections on each floor of the Boiler house which each had different rooms and sections to separate artists and art styles. There was no entry cost so visitors could walk around and view the art work at their own pace. A guide talked about the background and context of different art works and artists on each floor which was open for any passers by to stay and listen to if they wished. I have been to other art exhibits and museums but none like Tate which offers free entry. They were similar in that visitors could walk around freely or take the option of joining a guided tour.

I have learnt that there are many ways to make a piece of artwork fit a certain style of art, for example Garhard Richter's and Arshile Gorky's works are inspired by a similar abstract style but they use different techniques and styles to make the artwork their own. There were many photography collections, such as that by Andy Warhol as well as mixed media pieces, such as Peter Doig's 'Ski Jacket'. This showed how diverse art could be because almost anything could be used or done to create it.

I liked the layout of the exhibition because it was open and minimised the claustrophobic effects of large crowds. It was also free of charge which I think is good for encouraging more people of all ages to build an interest into the field of art. All of the artwork had modern, abstract influences which was interesting because visitors could see how this style carried on throughout the decades. I would have liked to see more physical sculptures, interactive exhibits or art made/partially made by modern technology to emphasise the spectrum art covers. Having a student section with artwork from university students would have also attracted attention. I would recommend Tate Modern because it holds interesting works by a range of artists from across the globe which therefore allows works inspired by different cultures and backgrounds to be shown.

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  • Bhavesh Jadva

    On 5 January 2017, 21:01 Bhavesh Jadva Voice Team commented:

    I love an exhibition that plays with mixed media with minimalism. Sounds like a really stunning and wide ranging exhibition and great review.

  • Catherine Bacon

    On 5 January 2017, 22:43 Catherine Bacon commented:

    I must visit it soon it sounds great! Also a good, thorough review.

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