Franz West at the Tate Modern

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10 AM to 6 PM (Sun-Thu); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri-Sat); Last entry 45 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
£13. See tate.org.uk

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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.

 

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Craig’s review of Tate Modern – “I promised myself that I would come to the Tate Modern with an open mind, but I know I'm going to laugh at the modern art. It's so bad, it's good. So you might want to take this review with a pinch of salt if you're an art lover. I do actually quite like art, believe it or not, but this isn't art to me. It's more like a song by someone who can't sing. It's a load of… continued”

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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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