Tate Modern will be holding a year-long exhibition of works from the George Economou Collection, exploring the evolution of art in Weimar Germany between World War I and II.
These works are not normally on display to the public, so to see a small selection of them here represents a rare opportunity to explore a number of different artists including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Albert Birkle and Jeanne Mammen.
The term "magic realism" was attached to them in 1925 by artist/critic Franz Roh, who was trying to describe their shift from expressionism towards a much colder, more unsettling use of imagery, that grew out of the political difficulties of the day.
> 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”
Franz West at the Tate Modern – 20 Feb to 2 Jun 2019 – This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
Dorothea Tanning retrospective – 27 Feb to 9 Jun 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition that looks back over the long career of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
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
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
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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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