The Tate Modern is the most important gallery ofmodern art in the United KindongLocated in Bankwing London, the gallery counts witha permanent collection of international modernart, and includes works of some of the most importantartist form the twentieth century
• Tate Modern Bankside• By boat – Tate Boat runs every 40 min along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern.• By Underground – Southwark, Mansion House and St Pauls• By bus – Routes 344 & 381 stop on Southwark Street• By train – Blackfriars (800 metres approx.)• By bike• By taxi or car
MATERIAL GESTURES (LEVEL 3 – EAST WING)At the heart of this wing is aroom devoted to painting andsculpture from the 1940s and1950s, showing how new formsof abstraction and expressivefiguration emerged in post-warEurope and America. Thesurrounding displays suggestaffinities between the radicalinnovations of this era and thework of earlier artists, but alsoshow the legacy of thoseideas among contemporarypractitioners who havecontinued to develop thelanguage of art in new andunexpected ways. On displayuntil 23 October 2011
• Francis Bacon and Anish Kapoor (Room 1)• Material Gestures (Room 2)• Rothko (Room 3) Francis Bacon: Estate Pace Borza Montattico
• Expressionism (Room 4) • Evoke moods or ideas avant-garde artists • Distinguished Voices (Room 5) • Artists condemned to the shadows avant-garde artists Henri Matisse: Luxembourg Gardens (1901) Edvard Munch: The ScreamEl Greco: View of Toledo (1596 (1893)and 1600) Henri Matisse: The Snail (1953)
• Claude Monet and Abstract Expressionism (Room 7)• Cy Twombly (Room 8)• KwieKulik (Room 10)
POETRY AND DREAM (LEVEL 3 – WEST WING)The displays in Poetryand Dream show howcontemporary art growsfrom, reconnectswith, and can providefresh insights into the artof the past. The largeroom at the heart of thewing is devoted toSurrealism, while thesurrounding displays lookat other artists who, indifferent ways, haveresponded to ordiverged fromSurrealism, or exploredrelated themes such asthe world of dreams, theunconscious andarchetypal myth.
Giorgio de ChiricoJannis Kounellis (Room 1) Poetry and Dream: Beyond Surrealism (Room 2)Jean Painlevé (Room 2) Poetry and Dream: Surrealism and Beyond (Room 2)
Elements of Chance (Room 3)John Heartfield (Room 4)Pablo Picasso:Convulsive Beauty (Room 5)Joseph Beuys (Room 6)
STATES OF FLUX (LEVEL 5 – WEST WING)The central space of thiswing is devoted to theearly twentieth-centurymovementsCubism, Futurism andVorticism. These avant-garde artists broke withtraditional ideas ofpicture making, seekinga more dynamic andfractured visuallanguage to representthe complex reality ofmodern life and themachine age.
Umberto Boccioni & Roy Lichtenstein (Room 1)Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism (Room 2)After Impressionism (Room 3)Japanese Photography and the Bauhaus (Room 4)
David Maljkovic (Room 9)Architecture and Power (Room 10)Double Life (Room 11)Marcel Duchamp and RichardHamilton: The Large Glass
ENERGY AND PROCESS (LEVEL 5 – EAST WING)The displays in Energy andProcess look at artistsinterest in transformationand natural forces. Acentral room focuses onsculpture of the late 1960smade from a diverserange of everydaymaterials - sometimesindustrial, sometimesorganic - rather thanthose associated with fineart.
Kasimir Malevich and Richard Serra (Room 1) Beyond Painting (Room 2)Arte Povera and Anti-Form (Room 3) David Hammons (Room 4)
Marisa Merz (Room 5)Luciano Fabro andMichelangelo Pistoletto (Room 6) Do Ho Suh (Room 7)
Vito Acconci (Room 8) Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky (Room 9)Sculpture from the Janet Wolfson de Botton Gift (Room 10)Abraham Cruzvillegas (Room 11)