Before the completion of Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension, the gallery has opened up a series of underground oil tanks to host performance art.
A retrospective of the artist’s work highlights the tension between the agony of loss and the futility of marking it, says Charles Holland.
Herzog & de Meuron’s sensitive yet experimental renovation has created a new identity for a museum in their hometown of Basel.
Ai Weiwei, who has been called called “a surgeon of space”, had his studio complex in Shanghai demolished by the Chinese authorities in January – just months after he built it at their request.
Illicit photography makes a magnificent theme for an exhibition and Tate Modern brings us every bedsheet and bloodstain.
Is speed an essential quality of the 21st-century museum? If the architect’s job is to oil the wheels of the culture industry, then perhaps it is. With Tate Modern getting 4 million visitors a year, you need to drive the culture-hungry through the pens quickly. But the museum is not traditionally a place of swift passage, it’s one of thoughtful wandering and edifying pauses
In its effort to reclaim futurism as a serious school of painting, the Tate has jettisoned some of the best bits, says Owen Hatherley.