Tate Modern

Materials and Objects

Natalie Bell Building Level 4 West

Visitors with Haegue Yang's installation Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three 2015
Photo: © Rikard Österlund


Discover artists from Tate's collection who have embraced new and unusual materials and methods

The Materials and Objects display looks at the inventive ways in which artists around the world use diverse materials.

Increasingly over the last hundred years, artists have challenged the idea that certain materials are unsuitable for art. Some employ industrial materials and methods, while others adapt craft skills, or put the throwaway products of consumer society to new uses.


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