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Takis, Greek artist who pioneered the power of magnetism in art, dies at 93

The Greek sculptor Panayiotis Vassilakis, commonly known as Takis, has passed away at the age 93. “A prolific and visionary mind, whose ingenuity, passion and imagination was endless, Takis explored many artistic and scientific horizons, as well as music and theatre and redefined the boundaries in art,” the artist’s foundation wrote in a statement announcing […]

Teen accused of throwing 6-year-old from Tate viewing deck to appear in court again, today

On Sunday, the Tate Modern in London went into lockdown after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th-floor viewing deck of the museum according to Metropolitan Police. The child fell five stories before landing on the roof of the fifth floor some 100 feet below the observation deck. The boy miraculously survived although he […]

Tate Galleries respond to calls to decrease emissions

Recently, a number of British institutions pledged to make serious efforts to reduce their carbon footprint to help reduce our impact towards issues around global warming. Now, Tate Modern, along with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives have announced their new plans to reduce their emissions. The director of Tate Galleries said their […]

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life encourages visitors to engage with climate change

Olafar Eliasson, the Danish-Icelandic artist, has enjoyed a long relationship with the Tate Modern in London. Whether it’s flooding the Tate in artificial sunlight in 2003, or leaving 24 huge ice blocks to melt outside the gallery, Eliasson has been somewhat of a regular in the London art scene. This summer however, Eliasson gets his […]

Olafur Eliasson heads back to Tate Modern with extensive survey

In 2003, Olafur Eliasson wowed Tate Modern visitors with his Turbine Hall installation The weather project (2003). Beginning July 11th, he’ll assuredly wow more guests with what Tate Modern is calling ‘an unmissable exhibition.’ Titled ‘Olafur Eliasson: in real life,’ the solo exhibition will be a comprehensive look at the artists body of work as […]

An abrupt end to a dream job at the Serpentine Galleries

When Yana Peel took the reigns at London’s Serpentine Galleries in 2016, she said it was her dream job. Three years later, she is being forced to resign after a public outcry over her dubious business relations. The former Goldman Sachs banker resigned as chief executive last week right before the opening of the Serpentine […]

Pierre Bonnard: The bright memories of a troubled soul

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) skipped Fauvism and Cubism, the major movements of his time, in pursuit of something more personal. “I do not belong to any school,” he famously said in 1891. “I am only trying to do something personal, and I am trying to unlearn what I worked so hard to learn during four years […]