Posted on 22nd June 2016
This month marks the opening of the new Tate Modern extension; the Switch House, which aims to display a greater variety of artworks as well as showcasing more artists from around the world and presenting an increasingly international view of modern and contemporary art.
There are many exciting exhibitions coming to the Tate Modern, Bhupen Khakhar was an important international figure in 20th century painting. Initially noticed for his engagement with Pop art, he went on to combine popular and painterly aesthetic. He absorbed eastern and western influences with equal confident, part of a new wave of narrative and figuration. Khakhar’s work will be showcased from 1 June – 6 November 2016, this vibrant exhibition will shed new light on his practise, presenting experimental work with ceramics, textiles, and paper alongside well known works on canvas.
Another upcoming exhibition is the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, who developed her practice over a seven-decade career where she was recognised as a critical figure in the foundation of American modernism. The exhibition is the first important exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK for a generation. This ambitious and wide-ranging overview will review O’Keeffe’s work in depth and reassess her place in the canon of twentieth-century art. This exhibition will run from 6 July – 30 October 2016.
Photography © Tate 2016 (Andrew Dunkley); Architecture © Herzog & de Meuron / Tate.