Tino Sehgal, a performance artist who had groups of people scurry around Tate Modern’s entrance lobby last year, is one of four nominees for the Turner Prize, the U.K.’s top contemporary-art award.
Mark Wallinger, who in 2007 won the U.K.’s Turner Prize, is making art for all 270 of London Underground’s stations to mark the network’s 150th anniversary.
Dizzee Rascal was the surprise performer last night for a party at the Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion, designed this year by the Pritzker Prize- winning Jean Nouvel .
An estimated billion people will tune in on July 27 to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony by Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle.
Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Soundgarden all play this weekend as Hard Rock Calling becomes the latest event to brave the soggy British summer.
The Turner Prize, the U.K.’s top visual-arts award, last night went to Elizabeth Price, whose films splice together footage of such unrelated topics as 1960s girl bands and a fire in a furniture stockroom.
The Turner Prize , Britain’s top visual-arts award, last night went to the sound artist Susan Philipsz , who plays recordings of her singing voice at bus stations and bridge underpaths.
Sotheby’s said it is renewing its sponsorship of Tate Britain’s contemporary-art commissions for three years -- a program that in 2008 saw Martin Creed send sprinters through the London gallery.
"The train track was behind my childhood home: My mum still lives there. It was the last thing at night dropping off to sleep-- ta-toom, ta-toom-- and getting up in the morning. So it was a very soothing presence."
- Mark Wallinger on Feb 07, 2013