O’ Keeffe and Rauschenberg shows highlight Tate 2016 program

Craigie G

Craigie G

2015-07-28 15:13:36

Tate has announced details of its 2016 exhibition program, which includes major exhibitions across the country featuring some of the 20th century's most important artists.

Amongst the highlights are shows dedicated to Francis Bacon, Georgia O’ Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg.

The Tate Modern in London will present the first large-scale exhibition of Georgia O’ Keeffe's work in Britain for more than 20 years, offering an opportunity to see works rarely viewed outside the U.S. The show will examine O'Keefe's role in the birth of American Modernism, her relationship with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her influence on pioneering feminist artists of the 1970s.

The Tate Modern's Robert Rauschenberg exhibition will be the first comprehensive UK show devoted to his work in 35 years, and the first major posthumous retrospective since his death in 2008. Featuring work spanning six-decades, including many loans that rarely travel, the show will trace a career which encompassed painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, installation and performance.

And in May Tate Liverpool will welcome an exhibition featuring major paintings and works on paper by Francis Bacon. Entitled 'Invisible Rooms', the show will explore Bacon's fascination with architectural themes by highlighting his use of spatial structure.

Further highlights from the 2016 program include exhibitions dedicated to British painter Paul Nash at Tate Britain, an exhibition exploring the link between early photography and the Pre-Raphaelites, and shows featuring the work of Bhupen Khakhar, Mona Hatoum and Wifredo Lam.

The Georgia O’ Keeffe exhibition will run from July 6 –October 30, 2016, followed by the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition on November 30, 2016 – April 9, 2017. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms runs at Tate Liverpool from May 18 – September 18, 2016.

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