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  • Tate Etc. issue 30 (Spring 2014) cover image

    Tate Etc. issue 30 (Spring 2014)

  • Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - Richard Hamilton

    Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - Richard Hamilton

  • Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - Richard Hamilton

    Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - Richard Hamilton

  • Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - On Growth and Form

    Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - On Growth and Form

  • Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - David Jones

    Tate Etc. issue 30 (Summer 2014) - David Jones

Highlights include: Michael Bracewell’s three part homage to Richard Hamilton, an insightful interview with sculptor Richard Deacon, Nicholas Cullinan’s introduction to Tate Modern’s upcoming Henri Matisse exhibition, Brian Dillon on Ruin Lust, Michard Bird on Lynn Chadwick, Patrick Keiller on D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s influential On Growth and Form and Kathy Noble on the art of ambiguity.

Contents

In this issue

Performance and music

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room
Capucine Perrot

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived exclusively to be viewed online, and the first artistic programme created purely for live web broadcast. To coincide with the start of its third year, its co-curator reflects on previous works, as well as those to come

Feature

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Nicholas Cullinan

The forthcoming exhibition of Henri Matisse’s ground-breaking paper cut-outs, made between 1943 and 1954, is the most comprehensive to date. With more than 120 works, many seen together for the first time, it shows the artist at the height of his inventive powers in the last decades of his life, as one of the co-curators of the exhibition writes

Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern
Michael Bracewell

To coincide with the retrospective at Tate Modern of Richard Hamilton, one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century, Michael Bracewell pays homage on three fronts to a man who continued to experiment and innovate over the 60 years of his career. Part one looks at The White Album

Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern
Michael Bracewell

To coincide with the retrospective at Tate Modern of Richard Hamilton, one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century, Michael Bracewell pays homage on three fronts to a man who continued to experiment and innovate over the 60 years of his career. Part two looks at the rules of pop art

Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern
Michael Bracewell

To coincide with the retrospective at Tate Modern of Richard Hamilton, one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century, Michael Bracewell pays homage on three fronts to a man who continued to experiment and innovate over the 60 years of his career. Part three looks at Hamilton’s relationship with Marcel Duchamp

In the studio: Phyllida Barlow
Lee Cheshire

On the eve of her forthcoming Tate Britain Commission to create a new work in response to the Tate collection, Tate Etc. pays a visit to the extraordinary studio of the sculptor Phyllida Barlow

Ruin Lust at Tate Britain
Brian Dillon

The exhibition Ruin Lust at Tate Britain, which draws primarily on Tate works, explores artists’ and subsequently photographers’ fascination with the ruin, via works from JMW Turner to Tacita Dean and Jane and Louise Wilson and William Henry Fox Talbot to Paul Nash

Urs Fischer and his public clay projects
Bice Curiger

A Swiss-style chalet made from bread; an excavated gallery floor; life-like wax figures that double as candles… Urs Fischer’s irreverent and compelling installations and sculptures have also recently included inviting members of the public to create clay sculptures - with extraordinary results

Film

Recent Artists's Film and Video in Britain 2008-13
George Clark

Tate Britain is staging an ambitious survey of artists’ film and video which reflects the extraordinary blossoming and diversity of production over the past six years, as the co-curator of the programme explains

Interview

Richard Deacon at Tate Britain
Simon Grant

The leading British sculptor Richard Deacon (born 1949), who first gained international prominence in the early 1980s, is the subject of an important retrospective at Tate Britain. His work in many media – steel, foam, rubber, chrome, leather, marble, as well as drawings – shows a lifelong interest in the potential of his materials to reflect his fascination for communication through form. Here, he talks about his influences – from toys and mathematics to caves, carved Buddhas and Donald Judd

Private view

David Jones at Tate Britain

The acclaimed poet Christopher Reid reflects on The Garden Enclosed 1924, currently on display at Tate Britain, which may have been influenced by the Welsh artist’s experience of the First World War

Winifred Knights at Tate Britain

For his recent verse drama Pink Mist, Owen Sheers interviewed dozens of wounded soldiers who had returned from conflict, and learned of the emotional fragility that comes with war’s aftermath - a sensation that returned when he stood in front of Winifred Knights’s painting The Deluge at Tate Britain

John Martin
Peter Gordon

The celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon creates a novel recipe inspired  – unexpectedly – by John Martin’s apocalyptic painting The Great Day of His Wrath 1851 –3

Works in focus

Recent aquisitions
Sook-Kyung Lee

Tate Etc. looks at a recent acquisition, currently on view at Tate Modern

Recent aquisitions

Tate Etc. looks at a recent acquisition, currently on view at Tate Modern