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Tate Modern,Tremendous or tacky??
Tate Modern (London)
Member Name: Jack1
Tate Modern (London)
Date: 28/07/01, updated on 28/07/01 (87 review reads)
Advantages: some amazing stuff
Disadvantages: some stupid annoying boring stuff
I have recently been to the Tate modern and enjoyed it and its exhibitions but had mixed feelings about it. Hence the title! The Tate Modern is situated in quite a convenient place. Its in walking distance from waterloo station. Also if you try to get tickets to the London eye but cant it’s also in walking distance from there so it’s a very useful backup plan!!!
Some of the art there amazed me. For example when you enter you go into a big hall and a huge metal spider looms over you, which is actually bigger than a house. It just makes you think who on Earth made that and think of the huge amount of time they must have put into it. It must have been a project that the people who made it pored their heart and sole into. It filled me with admiration for the people who made it. You see that kind of modern art I like but I don’t like modern art such as a blank piece of paper with a tear in it and someone says, “yeah, now that’s what I call art!”, (strange people!!).
One such piece of “art” their I didn’t really like was a film of a man naked jumping up and down on a trampoline (shudder). For that piece of art I think that two people put it together in an hour. No planning, no need for planning a shabby attempt at art. But that’s just my opinion.
There were other things though which were not as spectacular as the metal spider but someone must of thought about a bit as they certainly made me laugh. For example there is a black box in one of the exhibitions filled with television screens with a man on each one saying beer at a different time until it started sounding like one of those choir songs with several people signing and overlapping each other.
There is a very large shop there on the ground floor, larger than I would have expected it to be with a wide variety of things about the Tate modern and art replicas and books in art and so on. There’s even a section dedicat
ed to cloths in the shop selling Tate Modern t-shirts, jumpers and trousers. However as usual the prices for everything in the shop are very expensive.
All in all the Tate Modern is worth a look, but some things are a bit pointless, but then again some things are amazing or funny. I really have mixed feelings about the Tate. I guess you have to experience it for yourself and make up your own mine.
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