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Margaret Harrison, Homeworkers, 1977. ©MARGARET HARRISON/TATE, PURCHASED 2011

‘Well-Edited Memorials of Wanderlust’: A Brief History of British Conceptual Art

In honor of Tate Modern’s survey of British Conceptual art, “Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979,” which opened earlier this week, below are excerpts of reviews from the ARTnews archives. All of the artists discussed are included in the show, which … Read More


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Frances Morris Named Director of Tate Modern

Tate Modern announced today that Frances Morris will be the London museum’s new director. Chris Dercon, the Tate Modern’s director of five years, will leave the museum later this year.Morris first joined the Tate as a curator in 1987. From … Read More


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Louise Bourgeois's Maman (Ama), 1999.

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Louise Bourgeois Among the First Artists to Be Shown at the New Tate Modern

The New York Times reports today that Louise Bourgeois will be among the first artists shown at the Tate Modern’s new ten-story building designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, which will open on June 17.While the new Tate … Read More


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Alexander Calder, Triple Gong, ca. 1948, brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint. CALDER FOUNDATION, NEW YORK/ART RESOURCE, NEW YORK/©ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK AND DACS, LONDON

‘An Engineer of Beauty’: Alexander Calder on His Mobiles and the Later Stages of His Career, in 1973

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), whose career spanned more than half a century, continued to reinvent himself well into the later decades of his life. His work was always about motion, literally and figuratively, as the Tate Modern’s show “Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture” makes clear—his … Read More


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Ushio Shinohara, Doll Festival, 1966, fluorescent paint, oil, and plastic board on plywood, 76⅛" x 154¾". ©USHIO AND NORIKO SHINOHARA/HYOGO PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, THE YAMAMURA COLLECTION

‘The World Goes Pop’ at Tate Modern

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Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1977, watercolor and graphite on paper, 9" x 9". ©2015 AGNES MARTIN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/COURTESY PACE GALLERY/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Agnes Martin at Tate Modern

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Lars Nittve Steps Down as Executive Director of M+

Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority announced today that, in January, Lars Nittve will step down from his position as executive director at M+, the hotly anticipated museum slated to open officially in 2019. Nittve has been with M+ … Read More


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Morning Links: Red Bull Art of Can Edition

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Agnes Martin, Untitled 1977, watercolor and graphite on paper. COURTESY PACE GALLERY/ ©2015 AGNES MARTIN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

‘What We Make, Is What We Feel’: Agnes Martin on Her Meditative Practice, in 1976

Between a Tate Modern retrospective and a Nancy Princenthal biography, Agnes Martin has become one of the year’s most talked-about artists. In honor of the Tate show and Princenthal’s book, we turn back to our September 1976 issue, for which … Read More


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Morning Links: ‘Game House’ Edition

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Morning Links: Arab Museum of Contemporary Art and Heritage Edition

Read the biographies of older works on view at Art Basel this year. [The Art Newspaper]Merce Cunningham’s long-lost performance piece, “Changeling,” will be performed at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art this fall. [The New York Times]A new phenomenon: galleries are … Read More


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Morning Links: Hidden Turner Painting Edition

Art collective Liberate Tate held a performance in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in response to the museum’s partnership with BP. [Hyperallergic]Jake and Dinos Chapman on the making of Hell, which featured 60,000 Nazi toy soldiers. [The Guardian] An art … Read More


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The Guerrilla Girls' 1986 “Report Card” along Pussy Galore's 2015 version.  ©1986 GUERRILLA GIRLS; ©2015 PUSSY GALORE

Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women artists are in a far better position today than they were 45 years ago, when Linda … Read More