Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH JANUARY 2014

ADDRESS
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG 
 
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Dates:
2nd October 2013 until 5th January 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-6pm
 
PRICES
£14.50 (Adults), £12.50 (Concessions)
 

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Art Under Attack: Histories of British IconoclasmPaintings, sculpture, objects and archive material highlighting the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the 16th century to the present day are displayed at Tate Britain in Art Under Attack: Histories Of British Iconoclasm. Works include pieces by Thomas Johnson, Edward Burne-Jones, Gustav Metzger, Yoko Ono and Jake and Dinos Chapman. Included in the display is the pre-Reformation, Statue of the Dead Christ, circa 1500-20, loaned from the collection of the Worshipful Company of Mercers. The damaged sculpture, on loan for the first time, forms the centrepiece of the show - its missing crown of thorns, arms and lower legs are thought to be the result of an attack by religious reformers in the 16th century.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  20th May to 10th August 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Tate Britain turns the tables and instead of focussing on an artist, looks at the influence of revered art historian Kenneth Clark (1903-1983). His 1969 BBC series Civilisation - a history of western art, architecture and philosophy - is still regarded as a classic piece of documentary television that popularised art history. As a patron, collector... More about this event
 
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  10th June to 7th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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BP Spotlight: SourceBP Spotlight: SourceThis display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.24th July 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display is curated by Tate Collective London and highlights similarities between the mass display of art in a salon hang and the ability of 21st century digital and social media platforms.
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th May to 30th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Paintings that are the result of an improvisatory process, their gestures and biomorphic forms celebrating a world of imagination and beauty at odds with the common view of the alienation and disaffection of the post-war milieu.
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Works by the photographer who was at the forefront of a generation interested in documenting the political and social issues of working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s.
Space (Ages 15-25)Space (Ages 15-25)An unstructured, creative session.24th July 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 30th September 2014
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd May to 5th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display explores the emergence of pastel in the 18th century and its phenomenal, if relatively short-lived, success as a fashionable alternative to oil paint. Tracing its evolution from natural chalk made from coloured earth - long used for figure and landscape sketches - into a full-colour portrait medium of fabricated, coloured chalk crayons
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
This display examines the role of the life model for the artist (and vice versa), the evolution and disruption of the life room, and the changing status of life drawing from the 19th to the 21st centuries. It will examine both conservative and innovative practice (with an emphasis on the latter) with unique perspectives from the archives of three a
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th May to 19th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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