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Inside Tate Modern's expanded cultural superstructure Special

London - One of London's most popular tourist attractions - Tate Modern - has almost doubled in size. The modern art gallery, housed in a disused power station, has opened up the underground part of the structure. The new aspects are bold and impressive.

London's reorientated conceptual art gallery Special

London - London's Tate Modern is one of the biggest and most innovative modern art centers in the world. The exhibit area consists of several large galleries. One is dedicated to conceptual art, and it has recently been revised. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Review: Joseph Beuys exhibition in London Special

London - Joseph Beuys, the German Fluxus, happening and performance artist, is currently the focus of a retrospective exhibit at London's Tate Modern. Digital Journal takes a look.

Review: New citizenship exhibition at London's Tate Modern Special

London - Citizenship is a difficult concept to pin down. Is it self-defined, shaped by the environment, or imposed by others? These are some of the key questions grappled with by artists over the years.

Op-Ed: Kraftwerk to play the Tate Modern

London - As of tonight, the German group Kraftwerk will be playing the Tate Modern in London, their entire back catalogue in eight concerts over nine days.

Rothko painting defacer charged (updated)

London - The Russian man who defaced a painting by Mark Rothko at the Tate Modern on Sunday, using a black marker pen, has declared: "I'm not a vandal".

Mark Rothko painting defaced in London

London - A painting by the abstract painter Mark Rothko has been 'defaced'. The painting was hanging in London's Tate Modern museum of modern art.

Picasso’s priciest and least seen work on display in London

London - The most expensive painting ever sold at auction, "Nude, green leaves and bust" by Pablo Picasso, goes for the first time on public display starting today at Tate Modern in London.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei brings sunflower seeds to Tate Modern

London - Leading Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has carpeted the Turbine Hall of London's Tate Modern with 100 million hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds.
 

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Inside the Switch House there is an airy cafe. This picture is taken close to closing time.
Inside the Switch House there is an airy cafe. This picture is taken close to closing time.
Visual media on show at The Tanks  part of the new Tate Modern gallery.
Visual media on show at The Tanks, part of the new Tate Modern gallery.
One of the platform levels within the Switch House. One group of visitors wait for the elevator rath...
One of the platform levels within the Switch House. One group of visitors wait for the elevator rather than climbing the stairs.
Joseph Beuys holding a gold cast replica of the crown worn by Czar Ivan The Terrible. The typeface w...
Joseph Beuys holding a gold cast replica of the crown worn by Czar Ivan The Terrible. The typeface was amended by the artist.
People visiting Tate Modern s new exhibition on citizenship. Many of the works were made in turbulen...
People visiting Tate Modern's new exhibition on citizenship. Many of the works were made in turbulent times as interventions in political debates, using charged or resonant materials, and often drawing attention to those who have campaigned for citizenship and civil rights.
A bank of monitors display images about global citizenship.
A bank of monitors display images about global citizenship.
The second part of Joseph Beuys  major sculpture; confused museum goers look on.
The second part of Joseph Beuys' major sculpture; confused museum goers look on.
A large  dimly lit screening area for longer art movies within Tate Modern s former oil tanks.
A large, dimly lit screening area for longer art movies within Tate Modern's former oil tanks.
Spiral stairs that lead into the Switch House  part of the redesigned Tate Modern.
Spiral stairs that lead into the Switch House, part of the redesigned Tate Modern.
View of the London skyline from the viewing gallery at the Switch House  within Tate Modern.
View of the London skyline from the viewing gallery at the Switch House, within Tate Modern.
Francis Bacon  Second Version of Triptych   1944 / 1988. Oil and alkyds on canvas. Each panel 198 x ...
Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych, 1944 / 1988. Oil and alkyds on canvas. Each panel 198 x 147.5 cm (each panel), Tate Modern, London. © Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013)
© Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013)
Tate Modern visitors looking at  The Workers Maypole  art construct.
Tate Modern visitors looking at 'The Workers Maypole' art construct.
A view of the Tate Modern in London from the River Thames.
A view of the Tate Modern in London from the River Thames.
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A vast conceptual art space within The Tanks. The theme here is  active sculpture   and the artist i...
A vast conceptual art space within The Tanks. The theme here is 'active sculpture', and the artist is Rasheed Araeen. The work is titled Zero to Infinity, and it consists of one hundred wooden open-framework lattice cubes.
Blending the old and new  preserving the architectural history of the former power station.
Blending the old and new, preserving the architectural history of the former power station.
Resembling a mass of  junk   this sculpture is intended to make one reflect on modernity.
Resembling a mass of 'junk', this sculpture is intended to make one reflect on modernity.
Classic shot of Tate Modern as viewed from the new Switch Tower.
Classic shot of Tate Modern as viewed from the new Switch Tower.
People about to cross the bridge adjoining one part of Tate Modern to the other.
People about to cross the bridge adjoining one part of Tate Modern to the other.
A view from the bridge  looking down at the Turbine Hall within Tate Modern.
A view from the bridge, looking down at the Turbine Hall within Tate Modern.
The defaced Rothko painting
The defaced Rothko painting
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