This won’t be a normal post about all the delicious things you can eat at the Tate Modern, but just a quick post to share my choices of light food in the museum and especially my feedback about the “exposition of the year”… or at least this seems to be the message they want to pass, considering the massive advertising.
So POP LIFE is “THE” exposition organized this autumn in the Tate Modern, one of the most interesting museum in London, in my opinion. I like modern art and i like to discover always new works and artists. I like their way to renovate always their program and the exposition are normally really nice.
We couldn’t miss to go to see this too, also considering the big buzz around it. When we arrived there, there was a special price to see the 2 new expositions together and we went for it…. and thanks God we did it.
Before to start the tour we had a little breakfast in the little cafe at the first floor. We ate Tate and we drunk Tate: with my great pleasure, instead to sell just rich pastries or cakes, i found also a little glass of Caramel Popcorn (maybe it was something connected with the POP exposition)! So just a nice and light start! The coffee too was quite good!
After that we visit the expositions, starting for the one we didn’t plan to see: the artist is called John Baldessari. I have never known anything about him and thanks to his conceptual art and the good explanation of his work, made by the curator, i really like it and had a great time there.
Basically his work wants to point out irony in contemporary art theory and practices or reduce it to absurdity. On top of that, he is just crazy but very clever. His art has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the US (where he come from) and Europe and it’s really interesting.
After this “pure beauty” we went to see the “major” exhibition and it was absolutely disappointing! First of all it was full of people and it was impossible to see anything properly; then this is not the first pop art exposition i see and the works there, weren’t as interesting as lots other i saw before. Finally it was quite disorganized, there was lots of staff, but not a real progression, guideline or engaging presentations.
However, I’m not an art expert and I don’t want to impose my point of view. The only thing i want to say is that if you want to go, buy the ticket for both of them (16£), because Baldessari is really good and you could be really disappointed from Pop Life.
PS. Mamy oggi ho parlato delle mostre che siamo andati a vedere con Julio. In pratica Londra e’ piena di manifesti per solo una delle 2 ed alla fine si scopre che non e’ proprio niente di che, mentre l’altra, che passa inosservata e’ molto interessante. Chissa’ se papa’ conosce l’artista americano Baldessari? fa dei quadri assurdi e simpaticissimi. Questo qui al lato l’ha chiamato “il naso di DIO”.