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Tate Modern Declares Lego Art

One of the Tate Modern's favourite installation providers is coming back this year with a fun new project designed to make us think etc., although this one only appears to work on one level. Olafur Eliasson is having one tonne of white Lego bricks delivered to the gallery, for playing with. It is not quite as artistically challenging as seeing the natural world die in real time. Read More >>

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Damien Hirst’s Art is Leaking Poisonous Gas

In the early 1990s artist Damien Hirst became famous for a series of works featuring dead animals swimming in tanks of formaldehyde. Now a group of chemists claim they have found troubling levels of formaldehyde gas — a known carcinogen — around these publicly displayed artworks. Read More >>

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Tate Britain’s Robot Art Tours Start Tonight

The Tate Britain's innovative plan to let robots with cameras give us a tour of the gallery live, at night, when everyone's gone home, launches tonight. We can do some art-looking from bed on our tablets between 10:00pm and 3:00am and are able to poke around from afar for the next five nights. [After Dark via Huffington Post] Read More >>

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The Science of Removing Graffiti From a Priceless Work of Art

In the Autumn of 2012, a vandal approached a painting by Mark Rothko hanging in London's Tate Modern, and scrawled it with graffiti. It took the Tate over nine months of work to successfully restore the painting before it went back on display last week. This video shows the amazing science and craft that went into the job. Read More >>

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Brat Kid Destined for Conceptual Art Stardom Uses £6m Tate Modern Sculpture as Playground

Either this kid needs a lesson in social etiquette, or she's on her way to becoming a conceptual artist in her own right. Regardless, she's found herself in the middle of quite the Twitter storm after being pictured clambering over a £6.06 million installation piece by American artist Donald Judd at the Tate Modern in London. Read More >>

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This Endless Staircase Is an M.C. Escher Drawing Come to Life

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to climb around M.C. Escher's never ending staircase, you can give it a try right now on the lawn of the Tate Modern in London. Architecture firm dRMM has set up on installation that combines 15 wooden stairways, creating a dizzying maze designed to confuse visitors. Read More >>

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Rothko Defacer Believes His Vandalism “Adds Value” to Tate Modern Artwork

A slightly bonkers amateur artist with his own little idea for a movement defaced a ludicrously valuable piece in the Tate Modern, with his marker signature marking the start of what he hopes will become known as the "yellowism" movement. But why did he do it? Read More >>

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How the Tate Brought a Pioneering Art-Robot Back Online

Dismantled almost 40 years ago, the robotic art pioneer Edward Ihnatowicz's robo-creation Senster is featured this week in the "The Gallery of Lost Art", the Tate's new online exhibition that unveils the stories behind lost artworks by some of the world’s most famous artists. Read More >>

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Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall Pays Tribute to Photography Film

The ever-changing Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern has been taken over by artist Tacita Dean, who's used it as a platform to pay last respects to "this beautiful medium, which we invented 125 years ago." Read More >>