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Kusama and anti-war activism

Rachel Taylor

Yayoi Kusama has always had a strong political conscience, and has been vehemently opposed to war since her teens.

Art Term

Unit One

British group formed by Paul Nash in 1933 to promote modern art, architecture and design

In Focus

The Painting

Christiana Payne

Tate In Focus research project exploring Pegwell Bay, Kent – a Recollection of October 5th 1858 ?1858–60 by William Dyce

Tate Etc

Opinion: 'Middlebrow' art

Hana Leaper

‘Highbrow’ and ‘lowbrow’ art – the cultural hierarchies have been with us for over 100 years, but it is time ...

Tate Etc

This was the modern world - part two: 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 ...

Tate Etc

One step beyond: Behind the curtain

In his first visit to the Tate archive, Lawrence Norfolk searches out some footwear-related items.

In Focus

The Painting

Grace Brockington

Tate Research In Focus project on Vanessa Bell's Abstract Painting 1914

In Focus

Introduction

Alex J. Taylor

Tate In Focus research project exploring Black Wall 1959 by Louise Nevelson | Introduction

Behind The Scenes

Archives & Access project: Conserving the Archives

Sophie Connor

Archives & Access project: Conserving the Archives: blog on Tate archive project by conservator Sophie Connor

In Focus

Decoration, Abstraction and the Influence of Middle Eastern Textiles

Claudia Tobin

Tate Research In Focus project on Vanessa Bell's Abstract Painting 1914

In Focus

Test for Chrome Yellow: The Eloquence of Colour

Claudia Tobin

Tate Research In Focus project on Vanessa Bell's Abstract Painting 1914

Essay

An ‘Outcast’ Abroad: Ad Reinhardt in London, 1964

Moran Sheleg

When Ad Reinhardt’s first solo exhibition in the UK opened in 1964, the artist chose to present himself as an ...

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Oleg Kulik born 1961Armadillo for Your Show 2003

Clare Gormley

Case study by Clare Gormley exploring Oleg Kulik's Armadillo for Your Show 2003

Behind The Scenes

Archives & Access Project: AnnoTate – crowdsourcing to transcribe the Archives

Within the notes, letters and sketchbooks that constitute an artist’s archive, insights into the lives, loves, losses of individuals ...

Tate Etc

My dearest Clive...: Behind the curtain

Tishani Doshi

Inspired by her mother’s love letters to her father, Tishani Doshi reads the moving correspondence in the Tate archive between ...

In Focus

Cold War Diplomacy

Alex J. Taylor

Tate Papers

‘A Summing Up of All I Have Ever Thought’: Adrian Stokes’s ‘In Short’ (1942) and his Other Writings of the Period

Paul Tucker

The intertextual links between Stokes’s unpublished essay ‘In Short’ (1942) and his other writings of the period justify his ...

Tate Etc

The Head & the Load: Heavy History

Sean O’Toole

The world premiere of The Head and the Load, created by William Kentridge along with composer Philip Miller, musical director ...

Tate Papers

‘Men thinking, and women tranquil’: John Gibson’s Portraiture Practice

Roberto C. Ferrari and M.G. Sullivan

The sculptor John Gibson was a vocal critic of the genre of portraiture, and pitched his reputation around his classical ...

Tate Papers

‘Everything Was Getting Smashed’: Three Case Studies of Play and Participation, 1965–71

Hilary Floe

In this essay Hilary Floe considers instances of chaotic ‘over-participation’ in three art exhibitions that took place between 1965 and ...