LONDON – Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944) and Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944) were two of the most imaginative artists of the 20th century. While they never met, they shared the same deep connection to the natural world and the desire to understand the forces behind life on earth. A major new exhibition at Tate Modern, Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life, will put these two visionary painters in close dialog for the first time. The show will open on April 20 and close on September 3 and will feature around 250 works, including paintings, drawings and archival materials, revealing how their art reflected radical new ideas, theories and scientific discoveries in an era of rapid social change.
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LONDON – This summer, Tate Modern invites visitors of all ages to help transform a blank white apartment into a sea of colorful dots. Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room opens on July 23 as part of UNIQLO Tate Play, Tate Modern’s free program of playful art-inspired activities for families. As well as having a chance to cover every available surface of the installation with bright circular stickers, families will also be able to create their own work of art to add to an ever-growing garden in the Turbine Hall. The obliteration room will be on display until August 29.
LONDON – Tate Modern has opened A Year in Art: Australia 1992, a free exhibition of more than 25 works by Australian artists, many on show for the first time in the UK, to explore debates around land rights and the ongoing legacies of colonialism. It takes as its starting point the High Court of Australia’s landmark 1992 Mabo ruling in favour of five Meriam people including Edward Koiki Mabo. This decision overturned terra nullius (meaning ‘land belonging to nobody’), the doctrine on which the British had justified colonizing the land now known as Australia. The exhibition brings together works from Tate’s collection which explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ relationship with their lands, as well as colonization’s continuing impact on issues of representation, social injustice, and climate emergency. The exhibit will continue until spring 2022.
LONDON – Tate Modern presents a special exhibition of two immersive mirror room installations by Yayoi Kusama. This yearlong focused exhibition showcases these much-loved works by one of the most celebrated artists working today. The exhibition opens on June 14 and closes on June 12, 2o22.
LONDON – From May 17 to November 21, Tate Modern presents a major new exhibition of Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). It shows how he broke the rules of classical sculpture to create a dramatically different image of the human body, mirroring the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age. Featuring more than 200 works, many of which have never been shown outside France, The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin offers a unique insight into Rodin’s ways of thinking and making.
One of the most innovative artists and designers of the 20th-century avant-garde, Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Swiss, 1889-1943) challenged the borders between abstract art, design and craft. Tate Modern’s major exhibition, which opens on July 15 and closes October 17, will be the first in the U.K .to trace Taeuber-Arp’s career as a painter, architect, teacher, writer, and designer of textiles, marionettes and interiors. Bringing together more than 200 objects from collections across Europe and America, the exhibition will show how she blazed a new path for the development of abstraction.