Tate Modern

Living Cities

Blavatnik Building Level 4 West

George Economou Gallery

Photography Alex Wojcik © Tate Photography Tate 2016

Artists around the world have examined the modern city in a range of works

This display includes artists from Beirut, Cairo, Los Angeles, as well as Kharkov in the Ukraine, making parallels and exploring differences between the cities in which they find themselves. The artworks range from panoramic overviews to close-up images recording the minutiae of daily life.

The diverse selection of materials within the display, including couscous and rubber, reflects the many different locations and cultural contexts in which these artists are working.

Living Cities is presented in The George Economou Gallery.

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Art in this display

Artwork

Kader Attia Untitled (Ghardaïa)

2009
Artwork

Marwan Rechmaoui Beirut Caoutchouc

2004–8
Artwork

Boris Mikhailov Red

1968–75, printed c.1999–2000
Artwork

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Boris Mikhailov - 'Photography was a way out' | TateShots

Boris Mikhailov was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and came to prominence in the 1990s. His work often focuses on the ...

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