Paul Noble: Past the Future
Tate Britain: Display
19 November 201320 April 2014
  • Robert Morris
    Untitled 1967-8, remade 2008
    3/8 inch thick black felt
    Overall display dimensions variable
    Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 2008© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2002

Inaugurating the Open Archive gallery, artist Paul Noble (born 1963) brings together a diverse and surprising selection of artworks. They form a symbolic account of the history of the Millbank area and the early development of the Tate Gallery. The works range from fluid, organic forms that evoke the original swampy site, to grids and rigid structures referring to the prison that preceded the Tate Gallery, without of course omitting a reference to Tate’s benefactors.

The Open Archive is a new gallery dedicated to Tate’s Archive collections. This display launches it in an unexpected way.

This display has been curated by Sofia Karamani.