Rauschenberg at Tate Modern – A Must See

Run don’t walk to Tate Modern’s retrospective of the late Robert Rauschenberg opening Thursday, which is not only visually sublime, but also explains the motivations behind the late American artist’s incredibly diverse career. He is one of my all-time favourite artists. Somehow he manages to make canvases packed with everyday objects like a bucket, an…

Art for Good – Gund for Art

Philanthropic superwoman Agnes Gund has more awards and sits on more boards than I have anti-ageing creams. Beyond the arts, Ms. Gund supports women’s issues and the environment. But the cause that is dearest to her heart is arts education. Nearly 40 years ago today, Ms. Gund created Studio in a School, a program where working…

Tate Modern Fatigue – Wanna Save the Tate for a Later Date? Then Read On

I know, I know,  the new Tate Modern is a must-see.  Switch House, the 10-story twisted pyramid of latticed brick is as mesmerising as it is overwhelming. The panoramic views from the 10th floor, the gorgeous Louise Bourgeois watercolours on the 4th  floor, the vast exhibition spaces with eye-popping installations,  the industrial concrete walls throughout, the…