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Ruin LustWhat is it about ruins that makes them so endlessly fascinating and so powerfully moving? The 18th century was mad about them (painting romantic pictures of them and even going as far as having decorative ruins built as features the grand landscapes of stately homes). In the 19th century they were associated with the dark effects of industrialisation and the end of the old way of life. And in the 20th century they held memories of world wars and economic decline. In this exhibition, Tate Britain explores the aesthetic potency of the ruin and the theme of ruination through British art form the 17th century to the present day, where a ruin is at once an echo of the past and a glimpse of the future.

 

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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30 Minutes On Constable30 Minutes On ConstableExplore a particular artist or artistic movement with a guide.2016-05-30T13:15:00+01002016-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
30 Minutes On Constable
Painting with LightPainting with LightPainting with LightStunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler and John Singer Sargent will, for the first time, be shown alongside ravishing photographs which they inspired in Painting with Light . Tate Britain brings together photographs and paintings from the Victorian and 2016-05-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £18, concession £16
DATES  11th May to 25th September 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Stunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler and John Singer Sargent will, for the first time, be shown alongside ravishing photographs which they inspired in Painting with Light . Tate Britain brings together photographs and paintings from the Victorian and ... More about this event
 
Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o2016-05-30T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £12, concession £10.50
DATES  12th April to 29th August 2016
VENUE  Tate Britain 
A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o... More about this event
 
Pablo BronsteinPablo BronsteinFor the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a site-specific performance piece in response to the imposing architecture of the Duveen galleries. The Argentinian artist is known for his use of architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His 'Erecting of the2016-05-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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VENUE  Tate Britain 
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Ruin Lust

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