4 March – 18 May 2014
An exhibition exploring the many uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day

31 March – 19 October 2014
The Tate Britain Commission invites artist Phyllida Barlow to develop a new work

5 February – 27 April 2014
Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of the Turner Prize winner’s work


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Tate Britain : Talks and lectures Artist's talk: Jane and Louise Wilson

Thursday 24 April 2014, 18.30 – 20.00

Join Jane and Louise Wilson in a discussion about the motivations behind their photographs of the Nazis’ defensive Atlantic Wall, which is in the Ruin Lust exhibition and what draws artists to the ruinous monuments of the past

Tate Britain : Talks and lectures Artist's talk: Gerard Byrne

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 18.30 – 20.00

Hear contemporary artist Gerard Byrne discuss how the paradoxical futurism of the modern ruin has informed his work in relation to the Ruin Lust exhibition 

Tate Britain : Talks and lectures Francis Bacon, 'Study for a Portrait' 1952 Paint Club: Painting as a document

Friday 25 April 2014, 13.00 – 14.30

What is lost or gained when we view a painting as a complex document? Join us for a discussion with critic Barry Schwabsky and artist Clare Woods, on their relationship with paintings on display at Tate Britain