Tate announces 2015 highlights

The highlights of the Tate’ s2015 exhibition programme has been announced. Among them are retrospectives of work by  groundbreaking sculptors Alexander Calder and Barbara Hepworth, alongside masterpieces by prominent and contemporary painters such as Frank Auerbach, Marlene Dumas and Jackson Pollock.

ART128092 (1)                             Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976). Red and Yellow Vane 1934

Alexander Calder’s Performing Sculpture ,which will open at Tate Modern in November, will trace the works of the inventor of mobile and stabile sculpture from his very initial years, featuring figurative wire portraits, metal constructions and vividly coloured kinetic sculptures. Earlier in the autumn, another show The World Goes Pop will illustrate diverse stories of the 1960’s pop art.

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Tate Modern will also stage three major retrospectives by prominent modern painters: the French artist and co-founder of the Orphism art movement Sonia Delaunay (1885 – 1979) who celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life as a significant figure of the Parisian avant-garde from the 1920s; the American minimalist painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004) with her subtle, evocative canvases marked out in pencil grids and pale colour washes; and the politically charged works of Marlene Dumas (b. 1953) who mainly works with oil on canvas and ink on paper and investigates contemporary anxieties about life and death, gender and sexuality and the influence of mass media and celebrity.

Prismes electriques2 1914 X51623                                                     Prismes electriques 1914 by Sonia Delaunay

This summer, Tate Britain will host the first retrospective in London since 1968 of work by Barbara Hepworth (1903-75), one of the most prominent sculptors in the world. The show will include 70 pieces, among them rarely seen textiles, drawings, collages and photograms. An exhibition of Frank Auerbach’s, paintings will be also held at Tate Britain this autumn.

T009532                                              Oval Sculpture 1943, cast 1958 Barbara Hepworth

Fly-on-the-wall photographs by Nick Waplington of Alexander McQueen producing his final collection are integrated with Waplington’s work featuring landfill sites and recycling plants, will be definitely one of Tate Britain’s most outstanding parts, which will be on show in the spring of 2015.

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Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition, Jackson Pollock :Blind Spots, will bring together the late work of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, including paintings that are often referred to as the Black Pourings. During 2015, the gallery will also present solo exhibitions by Geta Bratescu, Leonora Carrington, György Kepes, Glenn Ligon and Cathy Wilkes.

by Xenia Founta

Images Courtesy of Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY
ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014, Tate Britain, Linbury Galleries, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Pracusa 2013057  CNAP