one year, ten years

On my reading rounds around the bloghood earlier today, I came across two mentions of the Tate Modern. This made me check my travel diary from a year ago – yes! it was exactly a year ago that we were there (never mind the time difference). What a memorable experience that visit and that day was, as was the whole trip for we travel so rarely beyond our own province.

First I read Olga’s post about some exhibitions she’d recently visited. I was particularly intrigued by her mention of the work of new-to me artist Rachel Whiteread who made an enormous installation at Tate Modern using cardboard boxes as her casting source, inspired by an old box she had found in her mother’s belongings.

Next I learned about Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary at Katherine Tyrrell’s blog, Making a Mark. As she always does, she has written a well-researched article with lots of interesting links about Tate Modern and its celebrations.

Revisiting the Rachel Whiteread link later as I composed this, I see that her exhibition was actually in 2005/06, one of an ongoing Unilever Series of commissions installed in the great Turbine Hall. When we were there last year, I was a bit disappointed that there was no exhibition at that time in the Hall. Browsing through the Unilever Series, past and present, I know that I would have loved to have seen Whiteread’s work, and that of Louise Bourgeois, and Juan Muñoz, whose fantastic work I saw for the first time in the lovely Louisiana Museum in Denmark in yr 2000.

I know I am rambling now…. just as one rambles around the ‘net, making all kinds of interesting discoveries and connections.

May 13, 2010 in Art Exhibitions, Other artists by Marja-Leena