Tate’s exhibition programme for 2015 will include retrospectives of two of the most significant figures in international modern sculpture – Alexander Calder and Barbara Hepworth – and major exhibitions of the painters Frank Auerbach, Marlene Dumas and Jackson Pollock

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  • Doll Festival, Ushio Shinohara

    The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern
    Ushio Shinohara Doll Festival

    Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Yamamura Collection)

  • Alexander Calder, 'Antennae with Red and Blue Dots' c1953

    Alexander Calder
    Antennae with Red and Blue Dots
    Aluminium and steel wire
    object: 1111 x 1283 x 1283 mm
    Purchased 1962
    © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2002

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  • Agnes Martin, 'Happy Holiday' 1999

    Agnes Martin
    Happy Holiday 1999
    Acrylic and graphite on canvas
    support: 1525 x 1525 x 40 mm frame: 1545 x 1545 x 50 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Estate of Agnes Martin / DACS, 2009

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  • Helena’s Dream, Marlene Dumas

    Marlene Dumas
    Helena’s Dream 2008

    © Marlene Dumas
    Photo: Peter Cox

  • Dame Barbara Hepworth, 'Oval Sculpture (No. 2)' 1943, cast 1958

    Dame Barbara Hepworth
    Oval Sculpture (No. 2) 1943, cast 1958
    object: 293 x 400 x 255 mm
    Presented by the artist 1967 Bowness, Hepworth Estate

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  • Frank Auerbach Head of J.Y.M ll 1984-85

    Frank Auerbach
    Head of J.Y.M ll
    Oil on canvas
    660 x 610 mm

    Private collection
    © Frank Auerbach

  • Jean-Baptiste Frénet Horse and Groom

    Salt and Silver, Tate Britain
    Jean Baptiste Frenet Horse and Groom

    © Wilson Centre for Photography

  • Two images, one of a model in a white dress and reverted cape, staring and the ground. The other is of a piled high rubbish

    Untitled from the series Alexander McQueen Working Process

    © Nick Waplington 2013

  • Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians

    Artist and Empire, Tate Britain
    George Stubbs Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians

    Manchester Art Gallery

  • Jackson Pollock, 'Yellow Islands' 1952

    Jackson Pollock
    Yellow Islands 1952
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1435 x 1854 mm frame: 1462 x 1945 x 41 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery (purchased out of funds provided by Mr and Mrs H.J. Heinz II and H.J. Heinz Co. Ltd) 1961
    © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014

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  • Cathy Wilkes Untitled 2013 Installation view

    Cathy Wilkes Untitled 2013 Installation view ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’, Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013

    Courtesy of The Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow Photo: Cristiano Corte

Tate Modern

Opening in the autumn, Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture is the artist’s first major retrospective in the UK for twenty years. Calder (1898–1976) is known for his invention of the mobile and, as a pioneer of kinetic sculpture, played an essential role in reshaping the history of modernism

The World Goes Pop will tell new and different stories about pop art from the 1960s and 1970s. It will reveal how one of the world’s most accessible art movements was often a subversive international language for criticism and public protest.

The first half of 2015 at Tate Modern features three major retrospectives by prominent modern and contemporary painters: Sonia Delaunay, Agnes Martin and Marlene Dumas.

Tate Britain

A major retrospective of British sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) opens in the summer. She was one of the most successful sculptors in the world during the 1950s and 1960s, and the exhibition will emphasise Hepworth’s now often overlooked prominence and significance in the international art world. 

Frank Auerbach (born 1931) has made some of the most resonant and inventive paintings of recent times, of people and of the urban landscapes near his studio in Mornington Crescent. Tate Britain is working closely with the artist on an autumn exhibition of works from the 1950s to the present day.

There is an emphasis on photography at Tate Britain in spring 2015. Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840–1860 is devoted to original salted prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. We also present a unique collaboration between photographer Nick Waplington and acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen in Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process. Fly-on-the-wall photographs by Waplington of McQueen producing his final collection are integrated with Waplington’s work featuring landfill sites and recycling plants.

The group exhibition Artist and Empire will present art of the last 300 years, including contemporary works, associated with the British Empire.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, will bring together the late work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The show will include the paintings made between 1950 and 1953 that are often referred to as the ‘Black Pourings’.  During 2015 the gallery will also stage solo exhibitions by Geta Brătescu, Leonora Carrington, György Kepes, Glenn Ligon and Cathy Wilkes.  

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives will mark the centenary year of Terry Frost’s birth with a solo exhibition opening at the same time as one of the work of contemporary artist Jessica Warboys. The exhibitions will look at their shared use of symbolism, their vocabulary of forms and their playful approach to landscape.