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Tate Modern Announces 2016 Programme

The London based gallery has announced its 2016 programme with two American giants Georgia O’Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg.

If the two American artists weren’t enough for the Tate Modern they have announced three separate shows with Francis Bacon in Liverpool, Paul Nash at the Tate Britain and Jessica Warboys, an up and coming young British artist at St. Ives.

O’Keeffe is best known for her flower paintings along with her New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes and is also credited as “The Mother of American Modernism”. The announcement of her solo show comes as a good surprise to fans in London and even Europe as her work is almost impossible to come across in the surrounding countries with fans and critics having to travel extensively throughout the states to enjoy her paintings that now sell for millions of dollars. The exhibition is the first dedicated to her work in the UK for more than 20 years.

Similarly the second big show Tate plans to put on with works from Robert Rauschenberg is the first posthumous exhibition of his work since his passing in 2008 and the first show devoted to his work in the UK in over 35 years.

In similar news, the Tate Britain has appointed Alex Farquharson as the new director taking over from former director Penelope Curtis. Farquharson is the founding director of Nottingham Contemporary and established it as one of the leading galleries in the UK. Former director Penelope Curtis now heads to Lisbon based gallery Meseu Calcouste Gulbenkian meaning that all the national art galleries in the UK are run by men.

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