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Exploring Surrealism with Peter Capaldi | Unlock Art
 
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Need some help getting to grips with Surrealism? The Doctor will see you now. Peter Capaldi, a former art student, and the latest actor to play Doctor Who, settles down on Freud's couch to deliver his wry take on the Surrealist movement.    'Unlock Art' is Tate's new short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art.  Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi joins forces with rock duo The Kills, comedian Frank Skinner, Girls star Jemima Kirke and other celebrity art fans to introduce some of the big ideas that have shaped art history. A new film is released each month, with topics ranging from the history of the nude and the nature of the art market, to Pop art.   Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. Le Méridien Unlock Artmicrosite: http://www.lemeridien.com/filmseries   As an ongoing supporter of Tate's work, Le Méridien also sponsors the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate collection, which enables Tate to buy work by emerging artists at Frieze London.   Unlock Art supported by Le Méridien.
Views: 220968 Tate
Mabel x Tate Modern – Talk About Forever
 
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Rising songwriter and artist Mabel has created a video project to commemorate the opening of the new Tate Modern building. The video is directed by acclaimed choreographer Holly Blakey (Florence & The Machine, Jessie Ware) and the song in the video is an original composition for the project created by Mabel specifically for this special collaboration. The video is reflective of Gustav Metzger’s Liquid Crystal Environment 1965, remade 2005 which is displayed within the new Tate Modern. The colourful, psychedelic patterns produced by light displays such as Metzger’s became icons of London’s cultural scene in the 1960s, as musicians in particular sought to create total sensory environments for the appreciation of their work. Visit the new Tate Modern from Friday 17 June 2016 – find out more: http://goo.gl/Gli1RZ Gustav Metzger's Liquid Crystal Environment 1965 is on display at Tate Modern: http://goo.gl/9yiAWZ Mabel's website: http://www.mabelofficial.com Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 785225 Tate
Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room | TateShots
 
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Artist Yayoi Kusama's interactive Obliteration Room begins as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people are then invited to 'obliterate' with multi-coloured stickers. Over the course of a few weeks the room was transformed from a blank canvas into an explosion of colour, with thousands of spots stuck over every available surface. TateShots produced this time-lapse video of the Obliteration Room covering the first few weeks of its presentation at Tate Modern in 2012. It was first conceived as a project for children, and was first staged at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002. Find out more about Yayoi Kusama: https://goo.gl/aWbbK4 Subscribe for weekly films: https://goo.gl/lNZDZY ---- We are carrying out research to understand who is watching TateShots videos and how far they are meeting the interests of our audiences. By taking part, you will help us shape further online content. The survey should take no more than seven minutes to complete. Take the survey: https://goo.gl/tc0hdi Thank you.
Views: 858256 Tate
Maurice Sendak – 'You Have to Take the Dive' | TateShots
 
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Maurice Sendak, the creative genius behind books such as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and ‘In the Night Kitchen’, is an illustrator whose work has been seen by millions of people all over the world. In this video, Sendak looks back over his literary career, discusses his love for 19th century artist William Blake, and explains why he thinks that as an artist, sometimes "you just have to take the dive" into your work. Subscribe for more artists: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate
Views: 172887 Tate
How to Print Like Warhol
 
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Discover how artist Andy Warhol made his colourful and iconic silkscreen prints. From Brillo boxes and black bean soup to portraits of films stars, Andy Warhol is famous for his bright and bold paintings and prints that celebrate 1960s popular culture. This style of art is called pop art. Printmaking appealed to Warhol as it allowed him to repeat a basic image and create endless variations of it by using different colours or sometimes adding paint to the printed surface. Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? Andy Warhol In 1972, Warhol made a series of screenprints of Chairman Mao, the leader of communist China. Mao may seem an unlikely celebrity, but in the early 1970s America’s president, Richard Nixon, visited Beijing and Mao’s portrait was everywhere – making him something of a contemporary icon. Warhol used a photograph from the cover of the Little Red Book (a book of quotations by Chairman Mao) as the starting point for his portrait. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl List of Materials for 'How to Print like Warhol': Making the stencils • High Contrast Black and White Image (e.g. photo of Michael Manley) • Tracing paper (to print the image onto) • Paint brush • Black acrylic paint • Drafting film (for autographed/hand-painted stencils) • Photographic positive (created by printing the black and white image onto the tracing paper) Making the screens • photo-emulsion + sensitizer (mixed together to create photo-sensitive emulsion to coat on the screen) • screens • Coating trough • Drying cabinet • Exposure unit (in which to expose the screens) • Water / hose (to wash off the emulsion after exposure) Making the inks • acrylic paint • acrylic screen printing medium Making the prints • Hinge/Jiffy clamps • Secure base (e.g. mdf board fixed to table top) • Masking tape & Parcel Tape • Spatula • Cutting mat + Stanley knife • Card (to create registration marks) • Acetate (to create registration sheet) • Squeegee • Paper for printing • Sponge • Bucket & Water • Newsprint
Views: 115980 Tate
Nan Goldin – 'My Work Comes from Empathy and Love' | TateShots
 
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"My work has always come from empathy and love" says American photographer Nan Goldin. Goldin began taking photographs as a teenager in Boston, Massachusetts. Her earliest works, black-and-white images of drag queens, were celebrations of the subcultural lifestyle of the community to which she belonged and which she continued to document throughout the 1990s. During this period Goldin also began making images of friends who were dying of AIDS and recorded her experiences travelling in Asia. In this TateShots interview, Goldin introduces her latest book, Eden and After; a collection of portraits she has taken of children - one of the artist's ongoing photographic subjects. The book includes portraits of Goldin's close friends' children, with moments captured from pregnancy through to teenage years of life, and provides an intimate investigation into the narrative of childhood. Subscribe for more artists: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate
Views: 86800 Tate
Agnes Martin | TateShots
 
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Agnes Martin’s restrained yet evocative paintings came from her belief that spiritual inspiration rather than intellect created great work. In this film, which includes rare archive footage of the artist in her studio in New Mexico, her art dealer and confidant Arne Glimcher remembers Martin’s philosophical ideas about her work and her rigorous process in developing her paintings. Tate curator Frances Morris also reveals the mathematical precision behind Martin’s abstract masterpieces, and the intense experimentation which led to her signature grids. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 148879 Tate
David Hockney Answers Your Questions | TateShots
 
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For a new series, the legendary David Hockney invited us into his studio for a chat. But in a twist, it wasn't TateShots asking the questions. Instead, we got you, loyal viewers, to do the hard work for us via the medium of Twitter. Is he a geek? Does he like swimming? What does he think of the credit crunch? All will be revealed. Thanks to all who submitted questions (sorry that we couldn't get through them all). Find out more about David Hockney: https://goo.gl/FgvPWm
Views: 39283 Tate
Francesco Clemente – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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Francesco Clemente studied architecture in Rome before embracing the art world, and going on to establish a studio where he made drawings, many based on childhood memories and dreams. Clemente's interest in the art, folklore and the mysticism of India began with annual visits to the country from 1973. His work of the time was characterised by its erotic imagery of frequently mutilated body parts, skewed self-portraits and gesturing, ambivalent figures, often in rich colours. He was part of the revolt against formalism and the detached qualities of much conceptual art, which linked him with such painters as Sandro Chia, David Salle and Georg Baselitz.
Views: 38633 Tate
William Klein: In Pictures
 
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An exclusive interview with photographer William Klein and a first-ever glimpse behind the scenes at his Paris studio. 'Almost everything is coincidence and luck and chance.' William Klein is one of the twentieth century's most important photographers and film-makers and in this interview for Tate Media, he discusses his experience photographing on the streets of New York, the challenges in publishing his first New York book and how he worked with filmmaker Federico Fellini. Klein's work is featured in the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern, 10 October 2012--20 January 2013.
Views: 65934 Tate
How Christopher Nolan Was Inspired by Francis Bacon
 
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Film director Christopher Nolan reveals how paintings by artist Francis Bacon inspired the Joker's smeared make-up in 'The Dark Knight'. Nolan talks about his longstanding fascination for Bacon's work, and why, when words fail him, he turns to art to help shape his creative vision. This film is one of a series in which leading creatives share artworks from Tate Britain's collection that have inspired them. Subscribe for more films with art fans: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate See more on the Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/meet-tate-britain
Views: 169205 Tate
Yayoi Kusama – Obsessed with Polka Dots
 
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The nine decades of artist Yayoi Kusama’s life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation. It ranges from works on paper featuring intense semi-abstract imagery, to soft sculpture known as ‘Accumulations’, to her ‘Infinity Net’ paintings, made up of carefully repeated arcs of paint built up into large patterns. Since 1977 Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution, and much of her work has been marked with obsessiveness and a desire to escape from psychological trauma. In an attempt to share her experiences, she creates installations that immerse the viewer in her obsessive vision of endless dots and nets or infinitely mirrored space. At the centre of the art world in the 1960s, she came into contact with artists including Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell and Claes Oldenburg, influencing many along the way. She has traded on her identity as an ‘outsider’ in many contexts – as a female artist in a male-dominated society, as a Japanese person in the Western art world, and as a victim of her own neurotic and obsessional symptoms. After achieving fame and notoriety with groundbreaking art happenings and events, she returned to her country of birth and is now Japan’s most prominent contemporary artist. Subscribe for weekly films: https://goo.gl/lNZDZY
Views: 1236085 Tate
Alan Cumming on Pop Art | Unlock Art
 
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Actor Alan Cumming presents a quick fire guide to Pop Art From the streets of Manhattan Alan Cumming whips through the history of Pop Art in America and Britain, from Andy Warhol's soup cans to Peter Blake's blue jeans. Unlock Art is Tate's new short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art. Alan Cumming joins forces with new Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and other celebrity art fans to introduce some of the big ideas that have shaped art history. A new film is released each month, with topics ranging from the history of the nude and the nature of the art market, to surrealism and Pop art. The topic of the last of the eight films in the series will be put to an online public vote. Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. Le Méridien Unlock Artmicrosite: http://www.lemeridien.com/filmseries As an ongoing supporter of Tate's work, Le Méridien also sponsors the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate collection, which enables Tate to buy work by emerging artists at Frieze London. Unlock Art is supported by Le Méridien (http://Bit.ly/lm-unlockart) See more on the Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/unlock-art#open286633
Views: 64423 Tate
Kiki Smith – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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'I don't question my impetus...I just do it and see what happens,' says Kiki Smith From her home in New York, which also serves as her studio, Kiki Smith talks about the ongoing experimentation that drives her art, from the provocative sculptures of the female body that made her a leading feminist artist in the 1980s, to her more recent work that draws inspiration from the nature. 'I don't try to set my work on any path or any direction. I really try to follow it,' she says. 'As much as possible I don't question my impetus or motive for doing something. I just do it and then see what happens.'
Views: 68477 Tate
Sol Lewitt | TateShots
 
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Regarded as a founder of Conceptual Art, Sol Lewitt devised guidelines and diagrams that allowed for artworks, such as his wall drawings, to be executed by his assistants. This has led rise to the myth that the artist didn't do work himself, when in fact he worked prolifically - in one summer alone painting more than 260 gouaches and often working seven days a week. Here we learn not just how Lewitt worked, but about the kind of man he was, as remembered by his former assistant Jeremy Ziemman and the curator of the Sol Lewitt Collection, Janet Passehl. Find out more about Sol Lewitt: https://goo.gl/faW7AL
Views: 57821 Tate
Robert Rauschenberg | TateShots
 
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Hear the experts explain how Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century. Tate Modern’s landmark Rauschenberg exhibition celebrates his extraordinary six-decade career, taking you on a dazzling adventure through modern art in the company of a truly remarkable artist. From paintings including flashing lights to a stuffed angora goat, Rauschenberg’s appetite for incorporating things he found in the streets of New York knew no limits. Pop art silkscreen paintings of Kennedy sit alongside 1000 gallons of bentonite mud bubbling to its own rhythm. Rauschenberg even made a drawing which was sent to the moon. Find out more about Robert Rauschenberg: https://goo.gl/8iPCth Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 17499 Tate
Jacques Herzog on Tate Modern | TateShots
 
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Herzog and De Meuron have been behind some of the world’s most spectacular buildings – from Beijing’s Olympic Stadium to the original Tate Modern nearly a decade ago. In 2016 Tate Modern's ambitious new extension opened to the public. TateShots was given privileged access to the architects’ studio in Basel, Switzerland, when the work was underway. In our film, Jacques Herzog talks about his excitement to be working on the project, and why TM2 (as the new building project was known) would stand out in London’s busy skyline. Find out more about the Tate Modern Project: https://goo.gl/dCD4PD
Views: 45157 Tate
Françoise Gilot – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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Françoise Gilot, muse to Picasso, on her own career as an artist. At the age of 92 Françoise Gilot continues to paint every day.  In this interview from her New York studio, she talks about a life lived at the centre of French modernism, and her own approach to making art.
Views: 60587 Tate
Sigmar Polke | TateShots
 
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Snail juice, meteor dust and potatoes... just some of the unusual materials explored by German artist Sigmar Polke. Sigmar Polke was one of the most significant German artists to emerge in the 1960s, making art in a huge range of materials from painting, drawing and film to potatoes, snail juice and meteor dust. As an artist he responded to consumer society, confronted the memory of the Nazi's, and took hallucinogenic drugs. In this TateShots, curator Mark Godfrey explains why he thinks Polke is "one of the most exciting and experimental artists of the last 50 years." Find out more about Sigmar Polke: https://goo.gl/vtZaQU
Views: 50990 Tate
Fiona Rae – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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Fiona Rae invited TateShots into her London studio as she put the finishing touches to works for her new exhibition at the Timothy Taylor Gallery. The artist talks about her enduring love for paint. Her abstract canvases are an exuberant collision of painting styles: encrusted surfaces, brushy swathes and watery pools, along with kitsch cartoon elements, which somehow coalesce despite their differences. More info: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/fiona-rae-2287 Subscribe for weekly films about art: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate
Views: 79143 Tate
Jemima Kirke – Where Are the Women? | Unlock Art
 
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Girls actress Jemima Kirke (known as Jessa Johansson in the HBO series) addresses the topic of women in art (or the lack them). She looks at the changing role of female artists in a male dominated art world over the centuries - and how some of them eventually took on the establishment in the 1970s. So far in this series - part of Tate's quest to bring art to a wider audience - our video team has collaborated with the likes of Frank Skinner, Alan Cumming and Sally Phillips to bring you crash courses in Performance Art, Pop Art and Shopping for Art.   Other films coming up in the series include one on Surrealism presented by Peter Capaldi, aka Doctor Who!   Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. Le Méridien Unlock Art microsite: http://www.lemeridien.com/filmseries Unlock Art is supported by Le Méridien (http://Bit.ly/lm-unlockart) Subscribe for more art films: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate See more on the Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/unlock-art#open286633
Views: 243822 Tate
Agnes Martin Road Trip – Original Score by Actress
 
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Producer Actress (aka Darren J Cunningham) composed an original score inspired by Agnes Martin's artwork and journey across the USA. Agnes Martin is recognised for her evocative paintings and restrained style, which was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. In 1967, just as her art was gaining acclaim, Martin abandoned the artistic community in New York City and went in search of solitude and silence. For almost two years she traveled across the US and Canada before finally settling in New Mexico. From there within tightly prescribed limits she imposed on her own practice Martin was able to continue to make extraordinary, visionary paintings, for over three decades until her death in 2004. Discover Agnes Martin at Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/agnes-martin
Views: 14323 Tate
William Kentridge – ‘Art Must Defend the Uncertain’ | TateShots
 
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William Kentridge’s studio in Johannesburg is a ‘vital physical and psychic space’ where he conceives and develops his ambitious projects and artworks. William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films which are usually developed from charcoal drawings and sketches. In this film he talks about how flexible charcoal is and how you can change the composition ‘as quickly as you can change your mind’. He also shows us around his studio where ideas conceived as drawings become animations, performances, and installations. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 23944 Tate
Maggi Hambling – 'Every Portrait is Like a Love Affair' | TateShots
 
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Maggi Hambling is a British painter and sculptor known for her intricate portraits and seascapes. The artist uses her creative practice as a grieving tool to cope with the loss of her loved ones such as Henrietta Moraes, her mother and father. We visited the Suffolk-born artist in her home studio as she is now working of a series of laughing portraits. #TateShots Find out more about Maggi Hambling: https://bit.ly/2n8frs5 Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 30810 Tate
Njideka Akunyili Crosby – Inhabiting Multiple Spaces | TateShots
 
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Drawing on art historical, political and personal references, Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates densely layered figurative compositions that, precise in style, nonetheless conjure the complexity of contemporary experience. Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria, where she lived until the age of sixteen. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she has remained since that time. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home, a hybrid identity that is reflected in her work. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 25642 Tate
Charline von Heyl | TateShots
 
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Distinctive, imaginative and always surprising, Charline von Heyl’s work offers a fresh and exciting approach to the world of abstract art. Curator Gavin Delahunty and the artist herself take us around the exhibition currently at Tate Liverpool.
Views: 22141 Tate
Quentin Blake – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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'I want everything I do to look spontaneous. It's not that I think illustration should necessarily be like that, but this is what I can do,' says Quentin Blake. This interview marks Tate Publishing's recent collaboration with the celebrated illustrator and the publication of his new book Beyond the Page. Written by Blake, and chronicling many projects over the past ten years, including his works for the walls of hospitals, galleries and other public spaces. Buy the book here - http://shop.tate.org.uk/books/beyond-the-page/invt/13327/
Views: 28130 Tate
William Eggleston | TateShots
 
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Known for his rich and complex images of the American South, William Eggleston is the godfather of colour photography. Though his images record a particular place at a certain point in time, Eggleston is not interested in their documentary qualities. Instead, when asked what he is photographing, Eggleston simply answers 'Life today'. Curator Simon Baker explores the work of this master and pioneer of colour in fine art photography, on display at Tate Modern.  'William Eggleston never takes multiple shots of the same image' says Baker, instead he takes 'just the right picture at just the right moment'.
Views: 40873 Tate
Billy Childish | Sound & Vision | TateShots
 
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In part 5 of our Sound and Vision series, TateShots went to visit famed Punk rocker and former Stuckist artist Billy Childish at his studio in Kent. He interviewed himself for TateShots. Childish initially trained as an apprentice stonemason in Chatham dockyard before attending St Martins School of Art, from which he was expelled in 1981. Born Steven Hamper, he got the name Billy Childish from a mate when he played in a punk band as a teenager. Since then Childish been as prolific a painter as he is a musician, and in this interview he talks about how his approach to making music art and poetry is often the same: "I'm interested in the elemental, not impressing myself and not impressing others. I fail, I often impress myself and I have sometimes impressed others."
Views: 21475 Tate
Vija Celmins | TateShots
 
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"The thing I like about painting is that it takes just a second for the information to go in" says Vija Celmins, "and you can explore and analyse that later." Born in Latvia in 1938, Vija Celmins is best known for her intricate, monochromatic drawings of a select range of subjects; meticulous renderings of the surface of the ocean, the vastness of the night sky or the microscopic detail of a spider's web. In 1966 she began to use photographs as the subjects for her works, creating what she described as 'impossible images', reminding us of the complexity of the simplest things. With her slow, painstaking approach, some of these works take years to complete. ARTIST ROOMS presents the work of American artist Vija Celmins in a exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh, Uist, the Western Isles of Scotland.
Views: 24388 Tate
Peter Doig | TateShots
 
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Peter Doig's retrospective at Tate Britain was called 'the most enthralling show in town'. He took TateShots behind the scenes as he finalised the hang just before it opened, and showed us his private collection of photographs that provide the starting point for his mesmerising paintings. More info: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/peter-doig-2361 Subscribe for weekly films about art: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate
Views: 58555 Tate
Cécile B. Evans – 'We Live in a Really Unique Moment Now' | TateShots
 
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Cécile B. Evans’s Tate Liverpool commission 'Sprung a Leak' is a multi-dimensional work featuring two humanoid robots and a robot dog performing in the gallery. 'Sprung a Leak' 2016 explores the movement of data, artificial intelligence, and the relationship between humans and machines. The installation at Tate Liverpool examines the increasing influence that new technologies have on how we feel and act. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 13552 Tate
Daido Moriyama – In Pictures
 
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Daido Moriyama uses an ordinary compact camera and never stops shooting. The artist is the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s. In this film Moriyama invites us into his studio and takes us on a walk around the atmospheric Shinjuku neighbourhood, his home from home in Tokyo. Moriyama's work was featured in the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern, 10 October 2012 - 20 January 2013. Find out more about Daido Moriyama: https://goo.gl/qUsU3a Subscribe for more artists: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate
Views: 215790 Tate
Juergen Teller – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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Photographer Juergen Teller turned his lens on the fashion industry with his Go-Sees series in 1999. Weary of the hype generated by model agencies desperate to sell him the 'next big thing', he decided to take the picture of every girl that came to see him -- on the doorstep of his studio. In this interview for TateShots, Teller tells us how the resulting photographs expose the troubling power of the male photographer. He also challenges us to a game of table tennis.
Views: 33207 Tate
Andy Goldsworthy – 'We Share a Connection with Stone' | TateShots
 
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Using materials such as wood, stone and snow, Andy Goldsworthy’s Land Art explores our connection with nature. TateShots visited him at his studio in southwest Scotland and took a walk with him through the landscape that is at the heart of his work. Land art is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs. Land art is usually documented in artworks using photographs and maps which the artist could exhibit in a gallery. Land artists also made land art in the gallery by bringing in material from the landscape and using it to create installations. Subscribe for weekly films: https://goo.gl/lNZDZY
Views: 69177 Tate
Leonora Carrington – Britain's Lost Surrealist | TateShots
 
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Featuring rare archive footage, this short film follows Leonora Carrington’s cousin and journalist, Joanna Moorhead, exploring the artist’s story. Leonora Carrington was one of the most prolific members of the Surrealist movement. After rejecting her upper-class upbringing in northern England, Carrington embarked upon a relationship with Surrealist artist Max Ernst, and became central in the Surrealist circles of France and New York. After hanging out with celebrated names such as Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso, the artist then moved to Mexico where she spend the rest of her life painting, as well as making sculpture, tapestry, writing poetry and designing for theatre and film. This film is republished with kind permission by The Guardian. Leonora Carrington is now on show at Tate Liverpool. See the exhibition: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/leonora-carrington Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Tate Follow TateShots on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tateshots
Views: 73108 Tate
Iris Apfel Dresses for Matisse
 
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Fashion icon Iris Apfel turns up the colour as she styles herself after Matisse.   Interior designer and fashion doyenne, 92-year-old Iris Apfel draws inspiration from Matisse's Cut-Outs to create a series of wonderful outfits in homage to the master of colour.    Tate Modern's exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is  a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see so many of the artist's works in one place and discover Matisse's final artistic triumph. See more about the exhibition here: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/henri-matisse-cut-outs
Views: 61611 Tate
Rebecca Horn – Body Extensions and Isolation | Fresh Perspectives
 
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Can art help us overcome loneliness and isolation? Rebecca Horn’s In The Triangle, 1973-4, connects people and their environment. Watch Joey from Tate Collective London present her perspective on this performative artwork. Tate Collective London run free event for young people aged 15–25 to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. ‘In The Triangle’ is currently on display at Tate Modern: https://goo.gl/1w6vhZ Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 9978 Tate
Storm Thorgerson on Rene Magritte | TateShots
 
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Storm Thorgerson designed the cover for Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', an album that can be found in the homes of over 40 million people. In a career spanning over 30 years he has produced album graphics for numerous acts. Many of his designs are notable for their surrealism, and in his early work he often took inspiration from the paintings of Rene Magritte. To celebrate the opening of Tate Liverpool's Magritte exhibition, we asked Thorgerson what it is about Magritte that hooked him. Find out more about Rene Magritte: https://goo.gl/cshC8v
Views: 16039 Tate
Why Study Art? | TateShots
 
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We asked leading artists, actors, filmmakers, architects and choreographers why art should be on the curriculum. Watch their responses. Should art be on the curriculum? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Featuring: David Hockney, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Michael Craig-Martin, Catherine Opie, Cate Blanchett, Anne-Marie Imafidon, Cornelia Parker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Amanda Levete, Tania Bruguera, Bob and Roberta Smith, Michael Clark, Jacqueline Wilson, Alan Parker and Jeremy Deller. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 17270 Tate
Anthony McCall – Line Describing a Cone | TateShots
 
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This film captures a recent presentation of Anthony McCall's ground-breaking 1973 work, Line Describing a Cone. Testing the boundaries between cinema and sculpture, the work takes the form of a projected white dot that slowly grows to fill the dark space with a cone of light, immersing audience members in its field, to mesmerising effect.
Views: 20173 Tate
How to Cast Like Whiteread
 
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You can cast just about anything. For this how to, inspired by Rachel Whiteread’s use of domestic objects, we cast a light bulb. Watch the film to learn about making and casting with a two-part mould. If the film leaves you feeling really inspired, follow our step-by-step below and have a go yourself: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/rachel-whiteread-2319/how-to-cast-like-rachel-whiteread Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 6481 Tate
Callum Innes – 'I'm Curious About Colour' | TateShots
 
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TateShots travelled to Edinburgh to meet Callum Innes, one of the artists featured in Tate Britain's 'Watercolour' exhibition. Innes allowed us to film him at work in his studio, revealing just how contemporary the watercolour medium can be, as he pushes the paint to its limits.
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Ed Ruscha – The Tension of Words and Images | TateShots
 
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Ed Ruscha began his career as a layout artist at a Los Angeles advertising agency in the late 1950s. He has continued to draw on this background, producing works that demonstrate an ongoing interest in typography, signage and the West Coast of the United States. His creates paintings in which text is superimposed over landscapes and traditional American vistas, where the bold lettering is in complete opposition to the idyllic, idealised and somewhat kitsch representations of the images. Through this playful and characteristically enigmatic conflation of image and text, Ruscha explores the viewer's interpretation of language and transforms the words into subjects in themselves. Subscribe for weekly films: https://goo.gl/lNZDZY
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Frank Bowling | TateShots
 
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Frank Bowling studied at the Royal College of Art with David Hockney and Derek Boshier. Bowling's shift from Figuration to Abstraction came when he moved from London to New York. Here, Bowling looks back over his long career and explains why he made the change.
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Who is Wolfgang Tillmans?
 
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From intimate still-lifes and portraits, to images that address vital political issues, discover the photographs of Wolfgang Tillmans. German-born, international in outlook and exhibited around the world, Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize. Alongside portraiture, landscape and intimate still lifes, Tillmans pushes the boundaries of the photographic form in abstract artworks that range from the sculptural to the immersive. Find out more: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans-2017 Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
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Andrea Büttner | TateShots
 
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The work of Andrea Büttner includes woodcuts, reverse glass painting, sculpture, video and performance. She creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, vulnerability and dignity, and the belief systems that underpin them. Büttner's work often makes reference to religious communities, drawing attention to the relationship between religion and art, and between religious communities and the art world. The video Little Sisters: Lunapark Ostia focuses on a sisterhood of nuns who manage an arcade in a small amusement park in Ostia, near Rome. The nuns speak about their work and respond to questions posed by Büttner concerning happiness, spirituality and spectacle.
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Broomberg & Chanarin | TateShots
 
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We visit artists Broomberg & Chanarin in their studio as they prepare for their performance piece 'War Primer 2', staged at Tate Modern as part of the 'Conflict, Time, Photography' exhibition. Broomberg & Chanarin created this unique performance in response to the themes of Tate Modern's 'Conflict, Time, Photography' exhibition. Featuring eighteen army cadets aged between 14 and 17, the performance presents procession, poetry and military drumming alongside the photography of war. In the studio we get a glimpse of their works in progress, using materials from toothpicks to Dodo heads. We also learn how, having lost faith in traditional "photographic engagement", Broomberg & Chanarin overcame this so called crisis by using their photography to become "counter insurgents" in a pre-existing system of power. See the exhibition: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/conflict-time-photography Read more: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/points-memory-chloe-dewe-mathews Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Tate Follow TateShots on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tateshots
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Mona Hatoum – 'Nothing Is a Finished Project' | TateShots
 
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Mona Hatoum creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities. TateShots visited the artist during the install of her first major survey at Tate Modern, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. The artist talks about her practice, her materials and the artwork on display. Please note that at 0:36 the artwork 'Cellules' is spelled incorrectly. We apologise for this mistake. Mona Hatoum's work is currently on display at Tate Modern: http://goo.gl/buK3tP Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
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Tony Cragg – 'Be There, See It, Respond to It' | TateShots
 
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Tony Cragg is one of Britain's leading sculptors. ​Born in Liverpool in 1949, Tony's love of the natural world as a child was the catalyst for a lifelong fascination with material and form. In this film he talks through the process of creating some of his most recent work, introducing us to the team who help him to realise his unique vision for structure and form. Now based in Wuppertal Germany, in 2008​ he opened the 'Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden​'. Open to the public, the sculpture park houses a steadily growing and changing collection of sculpture by internationally known artists as well as featuring some of his own work​.​
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