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The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art during the late 20th-century.
His abstract sculptures brought a punk aesthetic into the pristine spaces of art galleries, and his large-scale works were always direct, unpretentious, and even a little bit crude. Many of his sculptures incorporated objects taken straight from everyday life such as a hat, broom and whisky bottle.
Visitors will also be able to handle a few papier-mache replicas of his Passstucke -- pieces that were designed to be picked up and moved. This work proved to be a real turning point in the relationship between art and its audience.
> Craig’s review of Tate Modern – “If you were lousy at school then you did art. If you were lousy at art as well then they sat you down at the back of the class and got you going on some hand prints or potato prints, or those glitter pictures that your mother stuck on the fridge, and told you to make a painting for the Tate. Because that's where the Tate gets all their pictures from. Some people do a… continued”
Natalia Goncharova at the Tate Modern – 6 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on a major retrospective of the work by Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova
Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern – 11 Jul 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Nam June Paik — The Future Is Now – 17 Oct 2019 to 9 Feb 2020 – Nam June Paik's pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of artist's postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Find more exhibitions during June
If you enjoy Tate Modern then you might like to visit Hayward Gallery (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Southwark to Waterloo), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Southwark to Sloane Square) and Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Southwark to South Kensington)
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