Tate has announced its exciting programme for 2014.
The late periods of two giants of European painting will be presented in major exhibitions in London. Henri Matisses radical and innovative cut-outs – such as Tates own The Snail 1953 – will be the focus of a show at Tate Modern. Tate Britain sees the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of the late works of J.M.W. Turner. It will reassess the artists extraordinary output from 1835, when many of his most celebrated paintings were created, including Rain, Steam, and Speed – The Great Western Railway 1844 and The Blue Rigi, Sunrise 1842.
One of the founding figures of pop art, British artist Richard Hamilton, who died in 2011, will have a full-career retrospective at Tate Modern. In the summer, an exhibition unprecedented in its scope will shed new light on the career of Kazimir Malevich, one of the founding figures of abstract art. And in the autumn, Tate Modern will stage the first exhibition to include all the mediums used by German artist Sigmar Polke – painting, drawing, photography, film, sculpture, notebooks and photocopies.
Meanwhile, Tate Britain will provide a retrospective of the work of leading British sculptor and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon, the first major survey of British folk art, featuring objects created by artists considered to be outside of the established art world, and an examination of the impact on British visual culture of art historian, public servant and broadcaster Kenneth Clark, known for his seminal BBC television series Civilisation. Phyllida Barlow has been invited to devise new work for the Tate Britain Commission, supported by Sotheby’s.
At Tate Liverpool, Mondrian and his Studios will feature key works by one of the most important contributors to the development of abstract art at the beginning of the 20th century. At Tate St Ives, the summer exhibition, Relocating St Ives, will explore the wider national and international contexts that shaped art in St Ives from the 1940s to the 60s with major works by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Peter Lanyon, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Bernard Leach and, for international comparison, Constantin Brancusi.