Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... Christianity. Probably the most interesting pieces, however, are Adebisi Akanji's screens constructed from cement and metal. Occupying the middle of the gallery, the screens depict images of culture of the time in Lagos, placing elements of traditional lifestyles alongside elements of modern culture. I must confess to finding the Lagos works among the least interesting in the exhibition, though this was probably due to the lack of diversity of works on display. Although the text of the signs around the gallery implied that this period of history in Nigeria was typified by confidence and enthusiasm, I found there was little to suggest i... more
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by - written on 17/03/01, updated on 17/03/01 (Very useful, 568 readings)
The Century City exhibition at the Tate Modern focuses on nine of the world's most vibrant cities in the last century, and collects together art from the period of each city's history which was associated with the most artistic innovation. The result is something of a mixed bag, as each city differs in terms of the media used in the art, as well as in the themes and culture of the place and time. Certainly, the exhibition is an ambitious one, and hosts an interesting collection of art. It's also a very large exhibition, taking up the entire fourth floor of the Tate Modern, as well as almost all of the floor space of the Turbine Hall. It took me four ... Read the complete review
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