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Modern Art is(n't) Rubbish
Tate Modern (London)
Member Name: cnedds
Tate Modern (London)
Date: 21/01/01, updated on 21/01/01 (22 review reads)
Advantages: Its free!!!!!!!!! And its the displays aren't bad as well
Disadvantages: Disadvantages, Pah!
Two types of people seem to visit the Tate Modern on Bankside on the South Bank of the Thames. The First type are art critics, either employed that way or simply people who like voicing their own opinions loudly, spoiling the place for so many others. The second, which in which i hope to be included are the casual art enthusiasts who are open to new things such as this new Influx of Modern Art.
That's my ranting over.
The Tae Modern in its impressive and relevant building of the former power station is the most eagerly anticipated millenium project and is nearly as shiny as the jubilee line extension stations.
The actual art varies from well know names like Dali, Picasso and Warhol, to lesser known yet equally tallented artists such as Louise Borgouis who presented the exhibits in the main exhibition hall, until recently. Although the Shows on level 4 and in the turbine hall change each show has its strong points and the pieces on show usually shows something to someone, new and exciting
The gallery has a number of cafes and coffebars, i would recommened the small room selling coffee and soft drinks on the top floor/ the cafe on the top floor.
There are a number of shops, well stocked with books, magazines, prints postcards and an unusal array of non-tatty souveniers.
One word of advice though, it WILL be busy and ignore any advice and use Blackfriars underground station, cross the bridge and head down the steps on the left, its buy far the easiest and least dangerous way of getting there
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