Currently Browsing: Tate Modern
Spanish-born painter Remedios Varo would have appreciated the synchronicity of it all.
Earlier this year, I read Claire McMillan’s wonderful new novel Alchemy of a Blackbird (about Remedios Varo’s relationship with her fellow artist Leonora Carrington). Tarot cards feature strongly in Claire’s text as Remedios learns how to read them, so it had to be the perfect alignment of stars and planets when, during my subsequent interview with Claire for FF2 Media, she told me that the Art Institute of Chicago – my hometown art museum – would be opening an exhibition on Remedios Varo the very next month.… read more.
The audience member is in the paintings… the experience should be similar to entering a room and deciding what you’re going to do, how you will react and interact. — Lubaina Himid for Tate Modern
Humans strive for a sense of belonging and a place they can call home. For many marginalized communities, this statement rings particularly true.… read more.