The Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is immediately different. There are plenty of museums in the capital, and plenty of long term art galleries, generally following the same scheme. They collect interesting pieces, and then slowly rotate them, as you would expect. It’s the industry standard and it works well, providing a cost effective way to acquire great art and still remain fresh. The Tate Modern throws all of that out of the window. That kind of exhibit is still about, but it’s not what draws in the crowd. No, the big attraction for everyone here is the installation scheme that the museum runs.

In its plethora of interesting spaces, The Tate Modern installs a cornucopia of exceptional works. These can range from something as simple as a room filled with a thousand balloons, to huge plates of sheet metal that clang somberously in the artificial breeze, like some mournful great wind chime. It’s a showcase for the weird and the wonderful, with exhibits that really push the limits of modern art. There’s always sure to be something new and interesting, hence it’s incredible value for those that like to revisit periodically. You can never say that you’ve “seen” the Tate Modern.

Address : Bankside, London SE1 9TG

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