May 13, 2016 - Tate Etc. - Tate Etc. issue 37 out now
May 13, 2016

Tate Etc.

Tate Etc. issue 37 (Summer 2016)

Tate Etc. issue 37 out now

Tate Etc. issue 37 out now

Highlights include: a special feature on the extraordinary life, works and legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe, Gilda Williams on the vulnerability of Maria Lassnig, Charlie Fox reflects on cages and contained spaces in art, Shanay Jhaveri hears candidly about painter Bhupen Khakhar’s life and work from one of his friends, the artist Howard Hodgkin, Marco Pasi explores art and spiritualism, and acclaimed author Ali Smith discusses the challenging work of Mona Hatoum.

To coincide with Tate Modern’s forthcoming retrospective of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Etc. features a chronological survey of her extraordinary paintings accompanied by explanations in the artist’s own words. Plus—reflections on O’Keeffe by five artists from different generations: Yayoi Kusama, Judy Chicago, Elizabeth Peyton, Kaye Donachie and Lucy Stein.

The Austrian painter Maria Lassnig spent her life exploring what she called "body awareness painting," much of which was savagely observed self-portraiture. Her paintings, drawings and films reveal an artist who was relentlessly devoted to examining the very human sentiments of being exposed and feeling vulnerable. Art critic Gilda Williams explores Lassnig’s work ahead of her show at Tate Liverpool.

Cages, cells and small rooms—the notion of the contained space has been used to great effect by artists over the centuries, from Edwin Landseer to Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois, as writer Charlie Fox reveals.

Bhupen Khakhar was an acclaimed artist both in India and internationally. Active from the 1960s, he was part of a vibrant new wave of narrative painting and figuration by artists in his home country that became known as the Baroda School. His themes, which included his homosexuality and his cancer, proved to be provocative and emotionally charged, especially to a conservative Indian audience. To coincide with Tate’s first posthumous survey of his career, which brings together his work from across five decades, the critic and curator Shanay Jhaveri hears candidly about the painter’s life and work from one of Khakhar’s friends, the artist Howard Hodgkin.

Art is usually made by the "hand of the artist," but for centuries artists, from William Blake and Georgiana Houghton to Matt Mullican, have been "guided" by forces beyond their control, as Marco Pasi explores in his essay on art and spiritualism.

A British artist born into a Palestinian family exiled in Lebanon, Mona Hatoum has been creating works for more than three decades which ask us to re-see the world, re-understand notions of territory, fragility, humanity, scale and power. Acclaimed author Ali Smith profiles her work ahead of her exhibition at Tate Modern.


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