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Flamenco, photography and fornicating animals. That’s what’s coming up this week on London’s cultural calendar
Sculpture, two Swan Lakes, Scissor Sisters and Shakespeare: just some of the shows opening in London this week. Plus a few gentle reminders for things that are closing. Just so you don’t miss out.
Most Tuesdays, we like to let you know what’s happening in the next seven days on London’s cultural calendar. With very little in the way of new openings in London this week, we’ve decided to look a little further ahead so you can plan your arty choices for the next 12 months. Here’s what’s new in 2011.
Young British Art alumnus Tacita Dean has been named as the next artist to fill the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, in the gallery’s annual Unilever Series.
Too often overshadowed by its younger, brasher brother downriver, Tate Britain is finally getting some pecuniary TLC: the gallery is to benefit from a £45 million upgrade.
Bad news from Tate Modern: it seems unlikely that Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds installation in the Turbine Hall will re-open to the public any time soon. The show has been fenced off since Thursday afternoon, when it became clear that the thousands of feet crunching …
Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, the newly-opened installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, was closed today for what appear to be health and safety reasons. The Guardian reports that one visitor was told the seeds were creating a “cloud of porcelain dust” as people walked over …
The Tate’s Turbine Hall has been filled with sunflower seeds. 100 million of them, weighing about 150 tonnes, carpet the Hall’s eastern flank. A few centimetres deep, they crunch charmingly when walked across. The blurb for Chinese artist’s Ai Weiwei’s installation, the 11th in the …