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Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, cross-cultural modernist
May04

Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, cross-cultural modernist

Come this June (2017), Tate Modern celebrates the life and works of Fahrelnissa Zeid, an artist who can rightly be seen as one of the female pioneers, in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, of both modernism and abstraction in a western sense, responsive to western aesthetics and sensibilities. Abstraction, through reinterpretation of Arabic/Farsi/Osmanli/Urdu calligraphic forms, isn’t new to a region that, in...

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UK extends Ai Weiwei visa term
Aug01

UK extends Ai Weiwei visa term

Britain has extended Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s visa term to six months from three weeks after an international outcry. Ai, 57, is currently in Germany, which gave him a four-year multiple entry visa soon after he received a new passport in Beijing. The furore over Ai’s British visa, so sharply in contrast to his hassle-free German visa, has achieved two things. It has placed Britain in poor light as a reluctant defender...

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Tate IK Prize shortlist announced
Jan05

Tate IK Prize shortlist announced

Tate today (5 January 2015) announced the four shortlisted entries for the annual IK Prize. This is the second year of the prize which is supported by the Porter Foundation. The Prize is presented by Tate to a team, company or individual for an original idea that uses the power of digital to enhance the way people experience art.

The shortlisted proposals are: •    Artzoom for Digital Re-Sculpt, which uses 3-D printing technology to...

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Turner Prize: The 2014 shortlist
May07

Turner Prize: The 2014 shortlist

Tate Britain announced 7 May 2014 four artists, Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell, have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2014. This year marks the 30th year of the Turner Prize, founded in 1984 to promote discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. The variety of media used by the four shortlisted artists this year reflects the diversity of work being made in the UK today,...

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Tate, Bloomberg launch New Creative Space
Sep19

Tate, Bloomberg launch New Creative Space

Tate’s ambitious digital strategy was highlighted at the launch (19 September 2013) of a pioneering new project called Bloomberg Connects. This will enable members of the public to show their own interpretation of the art at Tate Modern, Tate said. Seventy-five screens in total, over half cascading in a spine on the walls throughout the building, will display visitors’ ideas and comments. A digital drawing bar will allow people to...

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