A diagram of Constellations. Discover the connections between artists and artworks.
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Constellations Highlights from the Nation's Collection of Modern Art

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A diagram of Constellations. Discover the connections between artists and artworks.
Take a fresh look at the connection between artworks in Tate collection with this ongoing exhibit which challenges formal modes of display

What links a Grayson Perry ceramic to a Cindy Sherman photograph? Explore the links between artists and artworks in our updated display of the Tate collection, Constellations. 

At the heart of each constellation is a ‘trigger’ artwork, chosen for its profound and revolutionary effect on modern and contemporary art.   Surrounding the trigger works are artworks that relate to it and to each other, across time and location.  Visitors to constellations can enjoy an imaginative display of art works by Barbara Hepworth, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Rachel Whiteread, Glenn Ligon and many, many more.

Those visiting Liverpool to see Peter Blake’s spectacular Dazzle Ferry and installation in Tate Liverpool’s café will be particularly delighted to see the new ‘pop’ constellation featuring work by Sir Peter Blake, and Claes Oldenburg.

Detailed information on each constellation can be found in the menu on the top right of this page. 

Accompanying each constellation is a word cloud (to be found under the information panels within each room). Made up of a set of key words that suggest the connections between them, these clouds offer a visual snapshot of the shared characteristics within each constellation, with those traits that are most common appearing larger.

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Art in this display

Gillian Wearing OBE 'I'm desperate'


Michelangelo Pistoletto Venus of the Rags

1967, 1974

Raoul Hausmann The Art Critic


Sir Eduardo Paolozzi I was a Rich Man's Plaything


Rooms in this display