Announced: Tate Exhibitions 2015
A celebration of female artists: Tate Modern and Tate Britain's 2015 programme redresses the gender bias of history... at least that is what Culture Whisper like to think
A celebration of Female artists! Tate Modern and Tate Britain's 2015 programme redresses the gender bias of history... at least that is what Culture Whisper like to think writes Alice Godwin
Tate have just revealed their upcoming exhibitions to fill our calendars for 2015 and we are delighted by the female energy that seems to be taking over. Early in the year Tate Modern will take on key retrospectives of work by Sonia Delaunay (often overshadowed by her artist husband Robert who painted that explosive series of the Eiffel Tower at the turn of the 19th century), South-African born Marlene Dumas and American abstract painter Agnes Martin. Then over at Tate Britain the iconic stone and wood carvings, and bronze sculptures of Barbara Hepworth will be on display over the summer for the first time in fifty years.
As for the big blockbusters we can look forward to Alexander Calder’s autumn retrospective of dangling mobiles and innovative kinetic sculpture at Tate Modern. This first major retrospective of Calder’s work in the United Kingdom will certainly be one to watch. Tate Modern also returns to the familiarly commercial pop art images of the 1960s and 70s in The World Goes Pop, but with the innovative twist of Asian and Middle Eastern response to the popular movement.
We are particularly excited for Tate Britain’s collaboration with Frank Auerbach, the Mornington Crescent based artist, who we adore for his thickly encrusted with paint portraits and his aversion to haircuts and socialising.
Watch this space for our previews coming soon!
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