Tate Modern
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Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world. Entry to the gallery is free – there’s no need to book. Booking a ticket is recommended for exhibitions but some tickets may be available at the door. Members enjoy unlimited free entry to exhibitions with no need to book. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms, however, still requires a free Members ticket, given the show’s special and intimate scale. Tate Modern has over a hundred years of art, from modernism in the early 1900s, to exciting works created today. This includes paintings, sculptures, and more made by artists all over the world such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Jenny Holzer. Experience Tate’s iconic Turbine Hall. In the Natalie Bell Building you can see how artists create new ideas. In the Blavatnik Building you can explore the underground Tanks, dedicated to performances, installations and video works.
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Neighbourhood: Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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  • Blackfriars • 7 min walk
  • Southwark • 7 min walk
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gamain
Inverell, Australia1,367 contributions
Aug 2022
During our 1st visit to the Tate Modern with the weather fine outside, we venture in as we passed along The Thames outside. The Tate was very busy, with us adding to the crowd. Entrance was free to certain floors, with the Tate containing various forms of art, that may or may not appeal, to the average visitor. Whilst not all appealed, it showed off the best forms of art to the young and old. Whilst some art did not appeal to us, it may certainly appeal to other visitors. Due to the crowds we bypassed getting a meal, but did buy from the shop as we exited.
Written 25 November 2022
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Lidia
6 contributions
Nov 2022
The Cezanne exhibition is overcrowded and generally very disappointing. He's just another 'famous' but talentless painter from that era with a lot of influence and money. Not worth seeing. You can see better quality and more creative artwork on Etsy.
Written 22 November 2022
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Jannerbloke
Devon, UK12,312 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Not been since the Spring but today the place was heaving with enthusiasts and a large number of stylish young Japanese. The Cezanne was very busy but well curated and explained.it continues for about four months. The hardback version of the catelogue has long since sold out and is reprinting. We couldn’t get into the Infinities installation because of its popularity and the time slots were booked days ahead. The members facilities in the Blavatnik building are closed pro tem but a few weeks ago a new space has been opened as a members cafe on the sixth floor north east corner overlooking the Globe and Millennium bridge. An affable haven.
Written 20 November 2022
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Frances158
Falmouth, UK35 contributions
Nov 2022
The Tate has lost it’s soul. I used to love to visit and was a member for years. This last visit on a dismal November day will be my last for the foreseeable future. I had a ticket for The Kusama Infinity Rooms at 1.45 and instead of seeing at least some further exhibits we spent ages trying to get lunch. The Terrace was booked up and the first floor cafe closed. As a consequence everyone slowly converged on the third floor. We were like ghosts in purgatory. The exhibition was as many have already said - a let down. So much effort (having travelled from Cornwall) for so little.
Written 19 November 2022
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Dead
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
About one year ago, I went to Tate Modern. I naively thought I was going to an Art Museum, but i stead found myself in Hell. I cannot describe the seething rage I felt as I looked around me and saw nothing but meaningless, empty, soulless, pathetic, ghastly, vulgar NOTHINGS everywhere. Ropes just hanging meaninglessly from the ceiling, a Tescos receipt carefully protected in a glass case, a pile of literal human garbage suspended in a box… the more I saw, the more angry I felt. Maybe it’s my fault for being nothing more than a mere mortal, regular human who lives an ordinary life outside of the pompous, arrogant, echo chambers of Art schools, but I always felt that Art was visual— to connect us as a society, to better us as a collective, to bring us closer together… but instead, Art has shifted into this circle jerk of pretentiousness, with critics and Art students tutting if you “just don’t get it”. Who are these artworks for? If not for the public, if not for your community, if not for everyday people, then this is just for a select few “people” who can look at the spotlight painting of a drone and a donkey and hmm and ahh and fondle their chins and say “Remarkable, soo deep, vast” all because they went to some class where their deranged professors had convinced them that this is Art….

I left feeling disconnected, delirious, disengaged and hopelessly heartbroken. If Art is a reflection of society, if Art is supposed to define our generations, if Art is supposed to represent ME?… then I don’t feel like I exist. I feel outside, I feel hurt, I feel rejected. This awful place has haunted me for A YEAR. THAT is how badly this place effected my mental state. I still shake whenever I remember all the stupid things that filled up the impossibly huge rooms and every-time I would try to enter an area that I thought would be better, it just got worse.

So, if you are a regular person and not some elitist, gatekeeping art snob, avoid this place at all costs. Art is dead, Art is nothing more than a theatrical performance dangling lifelessly on Tate Modern walls where it will make no sense to you, no matter how hard you try and no matter if you read the backstory. The only way you can enjoy this place, as a Human, is to be completely out of your mind drunk or high so you can just laugh at the absurdity of our society and of these Skin-walkers who are propped up and hailed as Artists in the 21st Century.

If you don’t believe me, and you visit this mortuary of a Museum, prepare to have your soul sucked out of you, prepare to leave and feel like the world is an even more empty place than when you entered.

To all of you, whose… THINGS hang up in this Hellhole… may the future look back on this period of Art and shun it so severely, that all of it burns and your names are forgotten.
Written 19 November 2022
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thegirlaboard
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Art imitate Life or Life imitate Art ?!? How do you think ?
Tate modern located in central London. Probably that’s my favourite art gallery. The art pieces from modernism to exciting works created today, including various types : paintings, sculptures etc.
Written 19 November 2022
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Ed G
Liskeard, UK122 contributions
Nov 2022
I've been a member of Tate for years. Visited the Cezanne exhb twice in last 4 weeks. Have given up on both occasions. Never known it so bad. Noisy, vastly overcrowded, full of tourists using cell phones to photograph pictures...getting in the way and not even stopping to look at the works of art. Cezanne surely would have been appalled. Tate organisers must address this or members like me are sure to vote with their feet. Such a pity that an art venue as great as this is allowed to treat its visitors with such contempt.
Written 17 November 2022
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Jacqui R
Oxford, UK78 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
From start to finish depressing...check your joy at the door because, you won't find any here.
Lots of ambient noise created to disturb, not to soothe. Have earplugs at the ready. They should give complimentary help line cards on exit...the only bright spot, it's free...(from an open minded art lover)
Written 15 November 2022
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David
9 contributions
Nov 2022
Visited on the morning of 14 November. The first half of the exhibition was vastly overcrowded. You could not read the information or see the pictures properly. Whilst the last few rooms were bigger and less congested by this time the experience had been spoilt for me. There really does need to be some flow monitoring in the first half of the exhibition
Written 14 November 2022
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Adib Farid
Sao Paulo, SP892 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Wonderfull!
Unbeliveble!!
Very big.
You have pay and free expisitions.
The free are already great and the ones you have to pay are temporary!
Easy to get there.
Written 14 November 2022
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