TATE MODERN EXHIBITIONS: Richard Hamilton / Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs / A Chronicle of Interventions


Whilst British artist Richard Hamilton (1922–2011) is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art, he continued to innovate throughout his career. Hamilton's retrospective at Tate Modern encompasses the full scope of his work - from his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011.

Richard Hamilton Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG. 13 February - 26 May 2014. 


Richard Hamilton, Just what is that made yesterday's homes so different, so appealing?, 1992 

  © The estate of Richard Hamilton



Richard HamiltonInterior II, 1964 

© The estate of Richard Hamilton


Richard HamiltonSwingeing 67 (f), 1968-9

   © The estate of Richard Hamilton


Richard HamiltonThe Citizen, 1981-3

  © The estate of Richard Hamilton


When poor health prevented the ageing Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) from painting, he started using scissors to cut into painted paper to make drafts for new commissions. In time, having invented a new medium, Matisse chose cut-outs over painting.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG. 17 April - 7 September 2014.



Henri MatisseMemory of Oceania, 1952-3
Maquette for plate V of the illustrated book Jazz, 1947
   Digital image: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Claude Planchet. Artwork: © Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2013

Henri MatisseIcarus,1946
Maquette for plate VIII of the illustrated book Jazz, 1947
   Digital image: © National Gallery of Art, Washington. Artwork: © Succession Henry Matisse/DACS2014


Henri MatisseLarge Composition with Masks, 1953
                                         National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund 1973.17.1                                           Digital image: © National Gallery of Art, Washington.  Artwork: © Succession Henry Matisse/DACS2014


Henri MatisseBlue Nude (1), 1952
                                                  Gouache painted paer cut-outs on paper on canvas. 106.30 x 78 cm                                                               Foundation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Photo: Robert Bayer, BaselArtwork: © Succession Henry Matisse/DACS2014




A Chronicle of Interventions explores a range of foreign, economic, political and military interventions which shaped Central America during the 20th century. The artists participating in the show include Group Material, José Castrellón, Oscar Figueroa, Naufús Ramírez-Figueroa, Regina José Galindo, Michael Stevenson, Andreas Siekmann and Humberto Vélez.
 
A Chronicle of Interventions, Project Space at Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG. 2 May - 13 July 2014.



Group Material, Timeline of US Intervention in Central and Latin America, 1984 


Group Material, (detail) Timeline of US Intervention in Central and Latin America, 1984 


Group Material, Timeline of US Intervention in Central and Latin America, 1984 



Michael StevensonIntroducción a la Teoría de la Porbabilidad (Introduction to the Porbablitliy Theory), 2008 
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Humberto VélezThe Last Builder,  2008 
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Oscar Figueroa, installation view, Deméritos (Demerits), 2013 


Andreas Siekmann, Working Proposal: Chronicle of the the United Fruit Company, 2014 


José Castrellón, Installation view, Kuna Metal, 2013 


Naufús Ramírez-Figueroa, Installation view, A Brief History of Architecture in Guatemala, 2010


Regina José Galindo, Tierra (Earth), 2013 
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