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Weekend of Friday 25 September

Posted by Hazel Baker on Friday, September 25, 2020 Under: September

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Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date. Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale. This commission has been made using an environmentally-conscious production process and has been built from recyclable or reusable cork, wood and metal. The surface covering is made from a non-toxic acrylic and cement composite that can be used for sculpting or casting. It avoids the use of large quantities of non-recyclable materials and harmful substances often found in the production of exhibitions and installations. Based in New York, Kara Walker is acclaimed for her candid explorations of race, sexuality and violence. She is best known for her use of black cut-paper silhouetted figures, referencing the history of slavery and the antebellum South in the US through provocative and elaborate installations. Cost: Free entry When: 2 October 2019 – 8 November 2020 Location: Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, Bankside London SE1 9TG Book here:

Explore the exhibition in the morning hours before the gallery opens to the public Start your day by discovering the extraordinary work of superstar pop artist Andy Warhol. This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. The Members Bar opens at 10.00, so after you've visited the show why not head there for a coffee and a bite to eat? Alternatively, show your membership card at the Espresso Bar by the exhibition shop for a 10% discount. Cost: Free with ticket for Members When: 15 August – 15 November 2020 Every Saturday and Sunday 9.00–10.00 Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020, 9.00–10.00 *Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting Location: Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, Bankside London SE1 9TG Solo Member £90 Member + guest £132 Book here:


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