27th Feb - Y10 Art Trip – Tate Modern

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Artists in Y10 were greeted with a hail storm as they arrived at the Tate Modern on Monday. They quickly ran for cover in the Turbine Hall where Philippe Parreno’s Anywhen, a forever evolving and constantly changing installation of light, sound and moving elements, created an immersive environment in which to dry off in. Students then explored the newer permanent collections in the switch house and photographed London’s skyline from the viewing gallery before moving on to the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition. This proved particularly popular among our photography students with a collection of his portraits, intimate still-life’s and politically charged photographs displayed around the gallery space, taped to walls, hung with bull dog clips and laid flat on specially designed tables. This is the German artist’s first exhibition at the Tate Modern and his work spanned from 2003, a date which represents a change in the world for Tillmans with the invasion of Iraq. After lunch the day ended in the boiler house looking at the permanent displays to help inspire our students who will shortly be beginning their first coursework project. 


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