TateShots: Sigmar Polke
In this video, curator Mark Godfrey explains why he thinks Polke is "one of the most exciting and experimental artists of the last 50 years." Footage courtesy of Tate. © Tate, London.
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TateShots: LS Lowry
For Lowry, modern painting needed to represent the remaining rituals of public life: football matches and protest marches, evictions and fist-fights, workers going to and from the mill. In this video, curator Helen Little introduces the exhibition.
The New Tate Modern
London's Tate Modern will open a new building on 17 June allowing them to display a greater variety of artworks and show more artists from around the world, presenting an increasingly international view of modern and contemporary art.
Frances Morris on How the New Tate Modern Will Benefit Artists
Ahead of the opening on 17 June, Frances Morris, Director of Collection, International Art and artists Meschac Gaba and Tania Bruguera discuss how the new Tate Modern will help artists from around the world.
TateShots: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
John Singer Sargent painted "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" between 1885 and 1886, and it has become one of the nation's most popular artworks. The inspiration for the painting came during a boating expedition Sargent took on the Thames.
Mark Rothko's "Black on Maroon" 1958, one of the iconic Seagram murals which Rothko donated to Tate in 1970, was vandalised with graffiti ink in October 2012. Watch as the conservation team researches methods for removing the ink.
TateShots: Barbara Hepworth
In this video, the Tate travelled to St Ives to explore Barbara Hepworth’s studio and its gardens, where her sculptures are seen in the environment for which they were created. “Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic,” wrote the artist.