Tate Modern

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The best art and architecture of 2021 – the year the galleries reopened
As the galleries reopened, Jean Dubuffet was recast as an incendiary prophet, Poussin revealed his raunchy side – and a giant Swedish ‘plyscraper’ showed the miracle of wood. Our critics rank the highlights of 2021

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

20, Dec, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Achim Borchardt-Hume obituary
Tate Modern curator who introduced exciting contemporary artists and illuminated the work of key historical figures

Simon Grant

06, Dec, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Owners of flats near Tate Modern take privacy case to supreme court
Ruling in Neo Bankside residents v viewing platform could potentially have wider implications for neighbour disputes

Rachel Hall

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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This was a bridge too far, even for Boris Johnson | Rowan Moore
His proposed link from Scotland to Northern Ireland has finally been sunk by cost. No surprise there

Rowan Moore

04, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Lubaina Himid review – a promise unfulfilled
Spectacle and passion feel strangely neutralised in this immersive retrospective from the engaging Turner prize-winner

Laura Cumming

28, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lubaina Himid review – jolly postmodern pop art made me long for a slap in the face
Himid’s paintings, soundworks and sculptures are haunted by historical pain, fizzing with colour – and too polite by far

Jonathan Jones

23, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lubaina Himid: ‘The beginning of my life was a terrible tragedy’
As the first Black woman – and the oldest person – ever to win the Turner, the artist reflects on being a trailblazer, and how her early life moulded her

Charlotte Higgins

20, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Fabergé’s trinkets, Frida Kahlo’s third eye and David Shrigley’s balls – the week in art
The V&A luxuriates in Russian craftsmanship, Lubaina Himid comes to Tate Modern, and Shrigley sets up a tennis ball exchange

Jonathan Jones

19, Nov, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Anicka Yi’s Turbine Hall commission; Sutapa Biswas, Lumen – review
The Turbine Hall has been turned into a mesmerising giant aquarium, while colonial history spools into the present in Biswas’s wise, poetic retrospective

Laura Cumming

17, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Anicka Yi’s Turbine Hall review – invasion of the floating pod creatures
Attracted by human heat, Yi’s flying organisms home in on visitors and release smells – perhaps we should be glad they don’t quite fulfil their promise

Adrian Searle

11, Oct, 2021 @12:36 PM

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‘I sculpt the air’ – what does scent artist Anicka Yi have in store for Tate’s Turbine Hall?
She has made art out of smells, ants, bacteria and spit. So what is the US artist about to unveil for her Turbine Hall commission? Yi, who was once a vagabond in London, takes us on an olfactory odyssey

Stuart Jeffries

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Francis Bacon estate implies artist’s friend created parts of Tate collection
New book says many pieces in Barry Joule Archive bear ‘scant resemblance’ to artist’s work, but donor insists they are real

Dalya Alberge

27, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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