Tate Etc. - Issue 32 - Autumn 2014

Tate Etc. - Issue 32 - Autumn 2014
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Publication Date Sep 2014

In this issue


Nam June Paik at Tate Modern
Gretchen Bender at Tate Liverpool


MixTate is a new series in which up-and-coming musical figures create sound mixes inspired by Tate works. For the second in our series, Berlin-based producer Claude Speeed takes inspiration from Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 5


Raphael Oyelade

Art galleries and museums, as well as policy makers and educationalists, often talk about the need to encourage new young audiences through their doors. Many have initiatives to support this, but what are the tangible results? Tate Etc. invited a long-serving member of Tate Collective, the youth group that organises and curates events and now a display at Tate Britain, to tell his story

Richard Tuttle at Tate Modern
Richard Shiff

The UK’s largest ever survey of the American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle will take place in London this October. It will comprise a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Entitled I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language, this project has been specially devised by the artist and focuses on the particular importance of textiles in his work

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
David Blayney Brown

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free at Tate Britain celebrates the artist’s extraordinary last 16 years, when his colour was most vivid, his handling boldest and his imagination more freewheeling than ever. But as the co-curator of the show writes, this was a time of critical warfare, when Turner was at the receiving end of vicious attacks, but also won the admiration of the greatest critic of the age, John Ruskin

Turner colour experiments
Olafur Eliasson

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is well known for his large-scale installations and sculptures using ethereal materials such as light, air and water, his most celebrated work being the giant artificial sun (The weather project) in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. An important influence on him throughout his career has been JMW Turner, whose own approach to ephemeral atmospheric effects and interest in colour theories has inspired Eliasson’s new series of abstract paintings called Colour experiments, on display at Tate Britain

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
Simon Grant

The Swiss mountain known as the Rigi, overlooking Lake Lucerne and its surrounding valleys, was a subject to which Turner returned many times. It would provide the artist with great inspiration for his watercolours, some of which, including The Blue Rigi, Sunrise 1842, will feature in Tate Britain’s forthcoming exhibition

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
Simon Grant
Mike Leigh

‘Eccentric, anarchic, vulnerable, imperfect, erratic and sometimes uncouth.’ Mike Leigh’s extraordinary new film Mr. Turner is a tender and touching portrayal of Britain’s greatest artist, JMW Turner. We may think we know the art, but how well do we know the man? Tate Etc. talks to the director (whose research included a visit to Tate’s Prints and Drawings Room) about the experience of filming what he describes as ‘the profound, the sublime, the spiritual, the epic beauty and the terrifying drama of what it means to be alive on our planet’

To mark Armistice Day 2014, we invite you to view a selection of photographs, of scenes touched by conflict and taken in the seconds, days, weeks and years after the event, that feature in Tate Modern’s forthcoming exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography 


The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free
Jonathan P Watts

The work of JMW Turner has influenced a wide range of cinematographers, filmmakers and artists working with film over the decades, including Jack Cardiff, Stan Brakhage, William Raban and, more recently, John Smith and Rosa Barba

Artists' voices

Conflict, Time, Photography
Chloe Dewe Mathews

Tate Modern’s exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography, opens this week, coinciding with the centenary of the start of the First World War. It shows the different perspectives that artists using cameras have brought to sites of conflict across the globe at different intervals of time: from images made a few moments or a day after an event, to those produced one, 10, 20, 30 and even 100 years later.

Tate Etc.’s Mariko Finch spoke to a selection of artists whose work features in the show, beginning with London-based photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews on her work Shot at Dawn 2013.

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Format Magazine
Related Artists Sigmar Polke, JMW Turner
Months September 2014, October 2014, November 2014

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