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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: 800602 Tate
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: 229973 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. #TateShots Find out more about Yayoi Kusama: https://goo.gl/aWbbK4 Subscribe for weekly films: https://goo.gl/lNZDZY
Views: 865467 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: 174329 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: 139411 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: 88713 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 features 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. #TateShots Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 155040 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. In October 2018, a landmark research project commissioned by Arts Council England – and involving schools and teachers who work with either the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) or Tate – outlined the overwhelmingly positive benefits of arts and cultural education on the lives of young people. The research, 'Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement (TALE)', undertaken by the School of Education at the University of Nottingham, has led to calls for urgent change, as thousands of young people and teachers express concern over the impact that declining arts and cultural provision in schools will have on future generations. #TateShots Find out more: https://goo.gl/Zo5Ncv Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 27311 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: 170674 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: 42502 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: 1257649 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: 70800 Tate
Grayson Perry – 'Pottery Is My Gimmick' | TateShots
 
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Grayson Perry afforded TateShots the rare opportunity of a visit to his studio in Walthamstow, North-East London. Describing pottery as his gimmick, Perry goes on to show us his process before explaining why he wants people to be able to just enjoy art, rather than having to interpret it.
Views: 95088 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: 27202 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: 52449 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: 46169 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: 62033 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: 245269 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: 70567 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: 29003 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: 36621 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. #TateShots Find out more about William Kentridge: https://goo.gl/HYG5dH Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 30707 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: 22745 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: 221698 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: 25394 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: 77215 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: 62578 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: 60067 Tate
The Kills on Great Double Acts | Unlock Art
 
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Rock band The Kills jump on a tandem to explore the art of collaboration. Rock duo Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, know a thing or two about creative partnership. Challenging the popular myth that art is made by solitary, angst-ridden individuals, they celebrate some of the art world's most interesting collaborators, such as Marina Abramović and Ulay, Gilbert & George and Jake and Dinos Chapman. 'Unlock Art' is Tate's new short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art. The Kills join forces with new Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi, 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 surrealism and Pop art. Unlock Art is a collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. 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: 34086 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: 16499 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: 7601 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: 39936 Tate
Sir Elton John’s Modernist Photography Collection – A Home Tour
 
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Sir Elton John introduces us to his passion for collecting and his Modernist Photography collection which he lives with, in a home tour. Made up of over 70 artists and nearly 150 rare vintage prints on show from seminal figures including Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko, The Radical Eye collection presents an unrivalled selection of classic modernist images from the 1920s to the 1950s – a crucial moment in the history of photography. Book tickets and find out more: http://bit.ly/1U4Lh4x Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 51631 Tate
Helen Marten | Turner Prize Winner 2016 | TateShots
 
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Helen Marten presents a series of works from nominated projects Lunar Nibs at the 56th Venice Biennale and Eucalyptus Let Us In at Greene Naftali, New York. Using sculpture, screen printing and writing Marten produces works that are full of models and motifs taken from contemporary visual culture. Her intricate and intriguing sculptures bring together a range of handmade and found objects as varied as cotton buds to fish skins, to create poetic visual puzzles. In these new contexts, familiar objects become strange and abstract and give rise to new and unexpected stories or ideas. Find out more about the 2016 Turner Prize: https://goo.gl/sHnZjA
Views: 34794 Tate
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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Black Mountain College – 'A School Like No Other' | TateShots
 
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Black Mountain College was a highly influential school founded in North Carolina, USA, in 1933 where teaching was experimental and committed to an interdisciplinary approach. The college’s progressive principles were based on the educational theories of John Andrew Rice, its founder. In the curriculum, drama, music and fine art were given equal status to all other academic subjects. Teaching was informal, with an emphasis on collaboration, communal living and outdoor activities. Most of the work of running the college and maintaining the buildings was done by students and faculty. Black Mountain quickly became an extraordinary powerhouse of modern culture in America. Amongst its teachers were some of the greatest names of modern American culture, including the Bauhaus teacher Josef Albers, who had fled Nazi Germany after the closure of the Bauhaus that same year and became one of the first teachers at the college. Abstract expressionist painters Willem and Elaine de Kooning, artists Robert Rauschenberg and Anni Albers, composer John Cage and dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham were all also associated with the school at one time or another. Find out more about Black Mountain College: https://goo.gl/MWA7s8 Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 21244 Tate
Louise Bourgeois – 'I Transform Hate Into Love' | TateShots
 
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Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 where her parents ran a tapestry gallery. At 27 she moved to New York City after marrying American art historian Robert Goldwater. She began her career with paintings and drawings in the 1940s and by the 1960s had begun to experiment with wood, plaster, latex and other solid materials to create bold and subversive sculptural forms. In this film her friend and assistant of over 30 years Jerry Gorovoy explains the childhood trauma and pain Bourgeois was communicating through her work. Tate Modern director Frances Morris describes her first time meeting the artist and discusses the multi-layered themes of loneliness and conflict, frustration and vulnerability in Bourgeois’s prolific career. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 43512 Tate
Mike Leigh Inspired by JMW Turner
 
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Mike Leigh takes time out from shooting his new feature about the life and work of JMW Turner to share his passion for the great painter of landscape and light, and shows us how he takes detailed scenes from Turner's sketches and recreates them for the camera. The film is one of a series in which leading creatives share artworks from Tate Britain's collection that have inspired them. 'Mr Turner' is released in 2014. See more on the Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-bri...
Views: 33977 Tate
Alberto Giacometti | TateShots
 
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Alberto Giacometti was one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century, explains Tate Modern Director Frances Morris. Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. A new exhibition at Tate Modern reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century. Here, Curator and Director of Tate Modern Frances Morris highlights three key works in the exhibition. Giacometti in the Tate collection: https://goo.gl/PWDFlF Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 40892 Tate
Harrison and Wood – Studio Visit | TateShots
 
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Bristol-based duo Paul Harrison and John Wood could be described as an art-world equivalent to Laurel and Hardy. In this film the artists invite TateShots to meet them at their studio. Their videos, showing their dead-pan antics as they dangle precariously from a ladder, slide on office chairs around the back of a moving van, and submit themselves to a drenching from dozens of watering cans, are both hilarious and thought provoking. Subscribe for weekly films about art: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tate
Views: 81096 Tate
Hito Steyerl – 'Being Invisible Can Be Deadly' | TateShots
 
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The German artist Hito Steyerl addresses the way digital images are created, shared and archived. Her film 'How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File' (2013) takes the form of an instructional video which flips playfully between 'real world' footage and digital recreations. Inspired by Monty Python, the work balances critique and humour, showing how 'not being seen' has both oppressive and liberating possibilities. Steyerl works across video and installation as well as delivering performative lectures. She appears in this work as a performer, making herself visible to us, in contrast to the conventional invisibility of the artist, seen only through their work. Hito Steyerl's How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013) is currently on display at Tate Modern: http://goo.gl/oL0TbX Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
Views: 53897 Tate
Lewis Baltz | TateShots
 
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Since the late 1960s, US photographer Lewis Baltz has been making images relating to the modern industrial and suburban landscape. He talked to TateShots. US photographer Lewis Baltz came to prominence in the 1970s as a leading figure in the New Topographic movement. The movement sprang from a seminal exhibition, including work by Baltz, of American landscape photography. Baltz epitomised this new movement through his sparse landscapes, finding a minimalist beauty in the factories, low-slung offices and parking lots of post-industrialised America. These everyday American landscapes are strikingly close to the abstract and stark forms of the minimalist art of the same period, and in a new display at Tate Modern, Baltz's photographs are shown alongside two floor sculptures by sculptor Carl Andre. Baltz talks to TateShots about his lifelong focus on the overlooked and explores the relationship of photography to other forms of modern art. Lewis Baltz's photographs are in the collection displays at Tate Modern http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks?rid=7629&ws=date&wv=grid
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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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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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Philip-Lorca DiCorcia – Exposed at Tate Modern
 
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Broadcast from his home in New York, American artist Philip-Lorca DiCorcia confesses how he hunted the subjects of his series Heads currently on display at Tate Modern in Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at Tate Modern until 3 October 2010. 'I never Talk to them... I don't ask their permission. I don't pay them... And eventually...I got into trouble' - Philip-Lorca DiCorcia Part of a series of Exposed interviews available for free on your mobile phone at Tate Modern:http://bit.ly/bMTtrb
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Daido Moriyama – Printing Show | TateShots
 
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Printing Show is a recreation of Daido Moriyama's 1974 performance of the same name. At this one-day-only event held at Tate Modern, participants created their own limited-edition photobook by Moriyama, sequencing the images in whatever order they chose. Moriyama told TateShots why, nearly 40 years on, this participatory approach still excites him. The 2012 Printing Show was staged to coincide with the William Klein + Daido Moriyama exhibition at Tate Modern, 10 October 2012 -- 20 January 2013
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Turner, Monet, Twombly – Late Paintings | TateShots
 
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A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool compares the work of J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly during the last decades of their lives. In this film, we explore the parallels in their style and subject matter with Mike Leigh, who describes Turner as the world's first modern painter, and who is in the process of developing a feature film on the artist; Fiona Rae, a painter herself, who reveals how astonishing Monet's works were for their time; and Tate director Nicholas Serota, who considers why certain artists, on reaching the twilight of their careers, develop a new-found sense of freedom in their work. Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings Tate Liverpool 22 June -- 28 October 2012 http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/turner-monet-twombly-later-paintings
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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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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​.​ #TateShots Find out more about Tony Cragg: https://goo.gl/rSaVxf Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
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Callum Innes – 'I'm Curious About Colour' | TateShots
 
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Meet Callum Innes, a Scottish abstract painter, former Turner Prize nominee and winner of the Jerwood Painting Prize. In this film, the artist allowed us to film him at work in his studio, revealing just how contemporary the watercolour medium can be, as he pushes paint to its limits. Innes is one of the artists featured in Tate Britain's 'Watercolour' exhibition. #TateShots Find out more about Callum Innes: https://goo.gl/ysSGBX Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl
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