It was a pleasure to visit my third Tate venue this year (three down, St Ives to go…) during my UK art tour, which fully proved that there are excellent modern and contemporary art venues outside of London – see my posts on Gateshead’s Baltic and Edinburgh’s National Gallery of Modern Art for further suggestions of UK venues that should be on the must-see list of any serious art buff.
Tate membership is valid for exhibitions in all four Tate venues and in Liverpool I was able to enjoy the ticketed exhibition ‘Life in Motion: Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman’, which presented the work of two artists who worked in different mediums (Schiele a painter, Woodman a photographer) but shared a desire to explore and expose the human body. It was my first time encountering Woodman’s photographs which were mesmorising and ethereally beautiful.
Also on display was ‘Roy Lichtenstein in Focus’ in the Artists Rooms, one of my favourite artists whose work I have seen all over the world, and ‘Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen’, an exhibit curated by Ken Simons who has been an art handler for Tate for 30 years, which I thought was a lovely idea.
Highlights from my visit May 2018: