Dorothea Tanning pushed at the boundaries of surrealism for an incredible seventy years, and this will be the first major retrospective of her work since her death in 2012 at the age of 101.
The exhibition will encompass the entire seven decade stretch of her career, from her early enigmatic paintings to the stuffed-textile sculptures that she became famous for later.
If there was a chief idea behind her work, then it was to suggest that there was more to life than meets the eye. She constantly strove to show "unknown but knowable states". Surrealism was thus a perfect fit, and when she moved to Paris in the 1950s she started creating abstract paintings, followed by a series of uncanny soft sculptures.
In later life she devoted more of her time to publishing poetry and writing a novel.
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”
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.
Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome – 22 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
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.
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)