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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Rachel Whiteread & Marwan Rechmaoui

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Rachel Whiteread & Marwan Rechmaoui. For our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The Tate Modern museum in London curates its art collection thematically. Join us as we explore photographic works by Whiteread & Rechmaoui. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Monument for the living, 2001 – 2008, Marwan Rechmaoui
2. B: Clapton Park Estate, Mandeville Street, London E5; Bakewell Court; Repton Court; March 1995, 1996, by Rachel Whiteread
3. C: Trowbridge Estate, London E9; Hannington Point; Hilmarton Point; Deverill Point; June 1995, 1996, by Rachel Whiteread

Image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • Tate Modern is housed in a building located in Bankside, in London, England. The space originally used to be a power station. Sir George Gilbert Scott was the architect for the building. Sir Scott is also credited for the design of the iconic red telephone booths that one sees around London.
  • Owing to its former function, this museum building is extremely industrial-looking, unlike other art museums and galleries around the world. This is what makes it so unique.
  • This museum, dedicated to Contemporary art, was conceptualised around 1992. The Tate’s trustees decided to dedicate a separate wing for modern and contemporary art. The Bankside site was chosen in 1994 to be the home for this new gallery. Finally, the museum opened its doors to the public in 2000.

A Final Thought : Tate Modern

Today the Tate Modern is like a site of pilgrimage for lovers of contemporary art. It welcomes about 5.74 million visitors annually, and is one of the top 3 sites to visit in England.

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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