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Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern
Photo: Hugo Glendinning 2016
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2016 – How was it for you? #1: Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern

This year saw Frances Morris become director of Tate Modern and in June the gallery’s £260m extension, The Switch House, opened to positive reviews. She reflects on what has personally been an “amazing year” while lamenting a period in which “respect for difference and individuality” has been vigorously attacked.

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Critical Perspectives: 2016 Schedule Announced

Critical Perspectives at Teesside University has announced its first round of visiting artist and curatorial talks for the season. The aim of this series is to begin conversations around new directions in contemporary art and practice, as well as examine […]

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Art Is... event, Tate Modern,  Saturday 9 April 2016, Mike Fairclough, head teacher, West Rise Juniors (left) and Henry Ward, head of education, Freelands Foundation. Photo: Oliver Cowling, Tate
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Art is… at Tate Modern: stimulating, provocative and often moving

At the recent Art Is… event at Tate Modern, the Freelands Foundation gathered together a cast of artists, educators, gallery directors and more to present a series of talks and discussions about the idea of socially useful art, the importance of art education, and the role of creative freedom for artists. Fisun Guner reports.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas
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A Q&A with… Abraham Cruzvillegas, Hyundai Commission artist

Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has produced the inaugural Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, unveiled this week. Here, Richard Taylor finds out more about his ‘Autoconstrucción’ approach to art, following up on themes discussed by Cruzvillegas at a recent ‘in conversation’ event in Glasgow.

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Sonia Delaunay – Directing her own image

After a fantastic visit to the Richard Diebenkorn exhibition at the RA I continued my day in London with a visit to the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at Tate Modern. My visit, late afternoon, allowed me plenty of time and space […]

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