Thursday, 15 March 2012

Tate to Tate


A few weekends ago when we had that inexplicable summer-in-February weather, we decided to DO ALL THE TATE.

My Saturday morning uni class was in Pimlico that week, so Ben met me after and we wandered over to Tate Britain for the Picasso exhibition, which was ace. So much to see - if you have a Tate card or you're willing to splash out on a ticket, I'd definitely recommend checking it out. It's on until July 15th.

After a reviving snack in the cafe, we realised we'd just missed the Tate Boat and would have a bit of a wait for the next one, so opted for a stroll along the river bank with sunshine and coffee to keep us going. At Tate Mark II, we spent some time on the mezzanine mesmerised by the Tacita Dean installation, the latest commission in the Turbine Hall (pictured). Glad we made the effort to trek to Tate Modern as it's unfortunately now finished. We also checked out the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which was good, but probably not my favourite kind of art to go see. Worth a look for something a bit different though, and I did like her later work, plus the room installations are novel to walk through. Be warned though, they're not kidding when they say not to cross the line around the sprouting penis sculptures...an alarm WILL sound!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!!!
    We had an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama over here, and I loved the installations, one of my favourites was the dot room, where you were given a sheet of circular stickers and had to place them anywhere in the white room. It was extremely fun, and kind of restful, which is weird!!
    You have made me want to go to the art gallery with this post- thats my weekend sorted!

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  2. I just went to see the Kusama exhibit today. Really liked it, but my favourite bits were the old flyers and photos of her previous exhibits in the 50s and 60s. I didn't know you got given stickers though! I got told off for trying to sneak a photo in the last room with all the mirrors and LEDs. Boo. xx

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  3. The trip from Tate to Tate on the boat is one of my favourite outings. It makes me feel like a tourist in my own city. I fear though that if the Tate finds out how much I use my membership card - 6 visits with guests to exhibitions this month, including re-visits - they'll issue me with penalty points.

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