Established in 2000 Tate Modern of London was a former Bankside Power Station which was built in two stages between the year 1947 to 1963, the building was first designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who was the the architect of Battersea Power station which was later closed down in the year 1981. The British National Museum later proposed a competition for building a new modern art building in the year 1992. So, winning the competition in the year 1995 with a simple design Herzog and de Meuron who were architects were assertive to redesign the rather than demolishing it, that gives an example on the process of finding new life in old buildings. The elevation of the front of the building is made up of 4.2million bricks which are separated with two vertical windows that gather light inside. The exclusive and challengeable conversation work was carried out by Carillion. The French power company EDF Energy retained the southern third of the building as an electrical substation and in 2006 the company have released half of this holding.
What will you find here?
The Art contemporary museum of London Tate Modern houses 3,579 artists and 73,468 collections of modern artists from around the world which are eventually expanding from time to time. The works of the museum consists of international modern and contemporary arts dating from the 1900 until today. The building consists of 4 wings each making half of the complete floor of the main building. every individual wing is named with a subject or a theme with some of the rooms in the each floor changing periodically relating to the overall theme or subject of the floor showing a wide variety of different famous works. At the time of the opening of Tate Modern London the collection were arranged thematically into 4 broad groups on each of the allocated which are levels 3 and 5 at present that were named as : “History/Memory/Society, Nude/Action/Body, Landscape/Matter/Environment, Still Life/Object/Real Life” as the collections were not displayed in a chronological order earlier. The exhibitions at Tate Modern are exhibited for 2 to 3 months travel to other Art museums or institutions for display there. Formerly known as Level 2 gallery “The Project Space” which is a smaller gallery is located towards the north of the building on Level 1 that houses contemporary art in collaboration of other Art international organisations.
There are many exhibitions which are presented at London Tate Modern and here are some of the highlights of the Exhibitions at Tate Modern are listed below
Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists
the recent works of Gillian Carnegie,Tomma Abts, Lucy McKenzie, Simon Ling and Catherine Story have individually developed distinctive approach for contemporary painting this exhibitions were opened in November 2013 and are still on display.
The winner of the Turner Prize Richard Deacon is a leading British Sculpture and is best known for his lyrical large open forms, combining organic forms with the elements that of engineering Richard Deacon works for both large scale and domestic. Materials like wood, polycarbonate and leather, clay and cloth are included into his art works and are all on display. few of the highlights at Tate Modern are as Curator’s tour, British Sign Language tour and In conversation.
Being credited as one of the greater creative innovators and a giant of 20th century art Paul Klee in credited in the same breath as of Picasso, Matisse, his contemporary Kandinsky. His works of Rothko and Miro are influenced on abstraction and yet for the artist of that stature there is a lot to discover.
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