Tuesday, 1 June 2010

why go to Tate Modern?

I go to Tate Modern quite a lot but I usually end up feeling the exhibits are okay but not really up to the standard of talented local artist Chris Robbins, who enjoys working with mattresses, rubbish bags, heaps of clothing and broken bollards.

Chris's new installation ‘contraflow’ cleverly evokes the state of the nation, with its triangular evocation of the British Isles and its poetic collection of nuts, lighting and metallic strips at the centre. Truly a magnificent representation of ‘broken Britain’. Well done Chris! (See this exhibit on Pretoria Avenue E17, where it is also sometimes known as ‘cycling infrastructure’.)