Jim Lambie Talks Music, DJing and His Glasgow Club

'Private Life (Grace Jones)' (2013) by Lambie. (Courtesy the artist)

Tonight in New York the Tate Americas Foundation (née American Patrons of Tate) will host a dinner at Moynihan Station to raise funds for the museum, and the Glasbow–based artist Jim Lambie has been tapped to DJ the after party. In his art, Mr. Lambie has an exuberant touch, carefully covering floors with patterns of Read More


American Patrons of the Tate Charity Changes Name, Will Auction Sailing Trip on Dakis Joannou’s Yacht and Shopping Trip with Sarah Jessica Parker


Since 1999, American Patrons of the Tate, a charity founded in 1987 to rally support in the Americas for London’s Tate Gallery, has raised over $100 million in cash and art donations. Now, in an effort to reflect its broad membership, it is changing its name to Tate Americas Foundation, and adding a live auction Read More


New Tate–Sponsored Website Examines ‘Lost Art’

'Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995' (1995) by Tracey Emin. (Courtesy the artist and Gallery of Lost Art)

In 2004, a fire at an art-storage facility in London run by a company called Momart destroyed works by some 100 artists, including Tracey Emin’s iconic camping-tent sculpture Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 (1995). There are no plans to reconstruct the work. “It took me six months to make,” Ms. Emin has said. “I couldn’t remake that time in my life any more than I could remake the piece.” Read More

The Clock

Charting Where Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ Will End Up Next

Still From Christian Marclay's "The Clock" (2010). Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Today it was announced that the Israel Museum jointly acquired Christian Marclay’s The Clock with the Tate in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris. It’s hard to believe it’s been less than a  year since Mr. Marclay’s 24-hour-long film, which cleverly counts down the seconds of a full day using images of clocks from throughout the history of cinema, had its  New York debut at Paula Copper Gallery. The piece caused a sensation, leaving many critics enraptured–aside from a few scattered sticklers. The Clock came in an edition of six, and most have already landed in the permanent collections of major museums. Read More


Tate Torpedos 2012 Triennial

Will Nicolas Bourriaud, curator of the 2009 Tate Triennial, be the final person to hold the position? (Photo by M. Olsson/Banff Centre)

Citing ongoing construction at Tate Britain Millbank, Tate announced that it will not stage a 2012 triennial, which was to have been its fifth edition, according to The Art Newspaper. “[W]e have slightly rejigged and reviewed the rhythm of our programme for next year,” a Tate spokesperson told the paper, which ended with these words: “Don’t hold your breath for a 2015 triennial.” Read More