23.1.23

Jimmie Durham's artwork at Tate Modern

This video takes you behind the scenes, installing a display of works by artist Jimmie Durham at Tate Modern. This footage was filmed in December 2020. Jimmie Durham was born in 1940 in the US. Durham’s art incorporates a range of media and processes such as sculptural assemblage, painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, photography, video, performance and poetry. Many of Durham's include whatever materials were near to hand, and accessible for the artist, including stone, wood and animal bones and hides, alongside car parts, plastic and metal pipe, glass and other detritus of the modern world. In 1994 Durham returned to Europe and remained there for the rest of his life, living and working in several different cities including Dublin, Rome and Berlin. In Europe his work often focused on the deconstruction of national identities and an analysis of the narratives, architecture and monuments relating to them. Durham died in Berlin on 17 November 2021, aged 81.




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12.1.23

The Story of Cezanne | Tate

In this film, we explore the life and work of a pivotal figure in modern art. From his early self-portraits, to his landscapes, Cezanne's artwork gave painting a new lease of life. The history of painting was never to be the same again. We look at Cezanne in the context of his time, exploring his life and the creative circle that surrounded him, as well as his groups of works that focus on particular themes, including his radical still lifes and studies of bathers. Cezanne's work has always strongly resonated with other artists, and this legacy continues into the present day. See The EY Exhibition: Cezanne at Tate Modern, 5 October 2022 – 12 March 2023 Book now: https://ift.tt/5JzRwb2 Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl




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6.1.23

Step inside Magdalena Abakanowicz's forest of woven sculptures | Tate

In the 1960s, Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz began making large-scale woven sculptures that defied all categorisation. They seemed like coats or cocoons that tempted you to crawl inside, or hairy living creatures suspended from the gallery ceiling. The critics did not know what to make of them and called them 'Abakans' - perhaps the only example of an art form named after their artist. In this film, curator Ann Coxon leads us through a 'forest' of these towering Abakans, exploring how Abakanowicz pioneered a whole new form of installation art. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Every Tangle of Thread and Rope is at Tate Modern until 21 May 2023. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl




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How art can inspire solidarity across borders | Tate

How do artists create work within their communities, in a way that helps us see injustice and shows us the way towards change? In this film ...