Exhibition

Takis

3 Jul 2019 – 27 Oct 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 22:00
Saturday
10:00 – 22:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£13 / FREE for Members
Admission £13 (Advance booking £11)
Concessions £12 (Advance booking £10)
Family child 12–18 years £5
Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge

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Sculptor who pioneered new art forms using magnetism, light and sound.

About

Tate Modern will stage the first substantial exhibition in Britain since the 1960s of the work of the Greek artist Takis.

Over a 70-year career spent in Athens, Paris, London and New York, Takis has created some of the most powerful, innovative - as well as playful - works of 20th-century art. In them, he has reinvented the formats of painting, sculpture and music in relation to energy.

This exhibition seeks out the essential poetry and beauty of the electro-magnetic universe explored by Takis. Throughout his career he has produced antenna-like sculptures he called Signals, and musical devices using magnets, electricity and viewer participation to generate resonant and random sounds. Such inventions earned Takis the admiration of the international avant-garde, ranging from the American Beat poets to artists such as Marcel Duchamp.

At Tate Modern visitors will encounter forests of Signal sculptures, twinkling displays of salvaged aircraft dials, and magnetic objects inspired by radar. The thunderous sounds of Takis’s Musicales, his slow-moving Silver Musical Sphere and his Gong will complete the journey

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Exhibiting artists

Takis

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