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After months of yearning to go to Tate Modern (but simply wasn't bothered to take on the distance) my last-minute trip to South bank was decided. At mid-day I hopped on the Hammersmith & City line (14 stops) and transferred for 2 stops onto National Rail from Farringdon to London Blackfriars. Long journey fully worth it.
I visited every floor with a free admission gallery (three floors + multiple galleries in total.) All the different mediums fixated/positioned with purpose against a clean white backdrop really elevates you to another atmosphere. In particular, I felt most impact when I visited the different forms of sculptures in the Constructionism gallery, the eye-opening medium forms used in the Energy and Process gallery, and last but not least, the breathtaking compositions in Transformed Energy: Identity Politics (Room 8.) Many photographers' works also brought my attention: Harry Callahan, Graciela Iturbide and Miyako Ishiuchi.
Below are a selection of my favourite artworks, paintings and sculptures I observed throughout the museum.
1. Jannis Kounellis: Untitled. 1979
2. Joan Miro: Women and Bird in the Moonlight. 1949
3. Henri Laurens: Autumn. 1948
4. Pablo Picasso: Nude Woman in a Red Armchair. 1932
5. Russian Revolutionary Posters
6. Maria Helena Vieira da Silva: The Corridor. 1950
7. Fred Wilson: Grey Area. 1993
8. Glenn Ligon: Untitled. 2006
9. Henk Peeters: Burn Hole. 1961
10. Annette Messager: The Pikes. 1992-3
11. Susumu Koshimizu: From Surface to Surface. 1971
12. Seung-Taek Lee: Godret Stone. 1958
13. Ben Nicholson: 1934 (relief). 1934