Tag Archives: Tate

From T. Rex To Tate & Back Again – Tanks Opening Party!

Despite BP sponsorship, the Tate still do their PR very well. Tate boss Nicholas Serota could have been a politician as he clearly has all the requisite skills – and in many ways he has had to act like a … Continue reading

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Cleaner Mistook My Art For Rubbish – A Flying Start To My Space Show In Hackey!

Every couple of years you read in a press report that a cleaner mistook a work of art for garbage and threw it away. My personal favourite example of this cyclical news story is the Tate cleaner who in 2004 … Continue reading

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Still the same old song from the former Artists’ Placement Group…

John Latham and the Artists’ Placement Group came up in conversation the other day. While I liked much of what Latham did, I always found the theoretical justifications for his work extremely dubious. Thus when through Latham I came into … Continue reading

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Since New York is The Big Apple, let’s re-brand London as The Toilet!

Following on from my blog at the weekend detailing how Iwona Blazwick has turned the Whitechapel Gallery into a truly horrid mini-Tate Modern, I’m now going to focus on the pointlessness of her appointment as chairwoman of the Mayor of … Continue reading

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