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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Helio Oiticica

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Helio Oiticica. For our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery is dedicated to the works of the Brazilian artist, sculptor and painter, Helio Oiticica. Housed herein is a single work by the artist. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss it!

1. Tropicália, Penetrables PN 2 ‘Purity is a myth’ and PN 3 ‘Imagetical’ 1966-7, 1966 – 1967, by Hélio Oiticica

image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum : Tate Modern

  • The Tate Modern opened its doors to the public in 2000 as a space for Modern and Contemporary art.
  • The gallery was so popular even when it opened. Just the year of its opening saw 5.25 visitors coming in from all over the world. It has certainly contributed to London’s status as a hub for art and culture.
  • You might be fascinated to know that Tate Modern has its own chocolate shop. They set this up in collaboration with Cacao Barry. So, chocolate and art. What else do you need?
  • Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of visiting the gallery is the iconic Turbine Hall. Located at ground level, this massive gallery used to be part of the power house. Now, it is used as a space for Tate’s commissions. Thus, apart from its permanent collection, every few years, Tate Modern commissions an artist of their choosing to create something for Turbine Hall. This way, they always have something new going on. The artistic commissions tend to be very interactive and fun.

A Final Word :

Visiting Tate Modern is like immersing oneself in a world art. Whether you are an art scholar, student or just someone who’s interested. You will lose yourself in the vast collection of works.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.

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