Now you can roam Britain’s Tate museum after-dark using a self-controlled robot

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 15 August 2014

Starting this month, the Tate museum in London is allowing the public to go through the museum’s collection after-dark, all while using self-controlled robots. Four robots have been designed for these museum adventures and can be controlled by people all over the world through a web portal.

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The Tate Britain recreates Robert Morris’ 1971 exhibition

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By Deanne Cheuk in New Art on Friday 27 April 2012

Robert Morris’s 1971 installation of raw unfinished materials titled “Neo Classic” was originally shown at what was then known as the Tate Britain. It was abruptly closed after 4 days. Reportedly the gallery staff were “not able to cope with the frantic means of emotional release that the exhibition became … pandemonium broke out” reported the Times in 1971. These amazing photographs capture the original installation. The Tate recreated this exhibition in 2009 using contemporary materials and called it “Bodyspacemotionthings”.

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New Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Britain

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By Ras Kwame in New Events on Tuesday 6 March 2012

A masterpiece created in a day? And it’s come to London. Now that’s what I’m talking about. Pablo Picasso’s exhibition at the Tate Britain features the Nude, Green Leaves and Bust. I’ve just been to see it, and it is truly inspirational. The 80 year old masterpiece of modern art is THE most expensive art work ever to be sold at auction. Its mystery bidder bought it for £66 million last year. I’ll grudgingly accept that as a late Christmas present!

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Susan Hiller

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By Jack Goldstein in New Art on Friday 29 April 2011

I owe my fascination with Susan Hiller to my girlfriend. We went to see the current retrospective of her work at the Tate Britain and PSI GIRLS blew my mind. It’s an incredible example of an artist’s awareness of their audience’s role within their own art. I don’t think this aesthetic is applied to music […]

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Elephant Dung Heels by Insa

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By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Monday 10 May 2010

They may be incredibly eccentric, but these ten inch platforms are physical proof that it is actually possible to create somewhat aesthetically pleasing heels out of elephant faeces. UK-based artist INSA designed the shoes as part of a recent art exhibit at Tate Britain which features the individual work of various artists responding to Chris […]

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