Tate Britain to unveil full rehang in Could 2023

On 23 Could 2023, Tate Britain will open a whole rehang of its free assortment shows. This would be the first time in ten years that the nationwide assortment of British artwork is offered anew. Guests will uncover over 800 works by over 350 artists, that includes much-loved favourites and up to date discoveries, alongside model new commissions.

Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain, stated: “When our new shows open on 23 Could, guests to Tate Britain will be capable to discover 500 years of revolutionary adjustments in artwork, tradition and society, culminating in new work by a few of Britain’s most enjoyable up to date artists. We’ll have a good time the easiest of British artwork and present the way it speaks to us, challenges us, and evokes us.”

Essentially the most iconic works from the world’s best assortment of British artwork will probably be free for all to see, from John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and William Hogarth’s The Painter and his Pug to David Hockney’s A Larger Splash, Barbara Hepworth’s Pelagos and Chris Ofili’s No Girl, No Cry

Anya Gallaccio, protect ‘magnificence’, 1991-20032000 gerberas, glass, metallic and rubber;Displayed:2600 × 5350 × 25 mm©Anya Gallaccio, courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. Picture: Tate

Barbara Hepworth, Pelagos,1946 Elm and strings on oak base;Object:430 × 460 × 385 mmBarbara Hepworth © Bowness. Picture: Tate (Matt Greenwood)

Rachel Jones, lick your enamel, they so clutch,2021Oil stick, oil pastel and acrylic paint on canvas; Help: 1603 × 2500 mm© Rachel Jones. Picture Tate (Sam Day, Rod Tidnam)

Rene Matić , Chiddy Doing Rene’s Hair,2019Inkjet print on paper; Picture: 400 × 270 mm; body: 417 × 286 × 33 mm© Rene Matić. Picture: Tate(Sonal Bakrania)

Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851-2Oil paint on canvas; Help: 762 × 1118 mm, body:1105 × 1458 × 145 mmPhoto: Tate(Seraphina Neville)

William Hogarth, The Painter and his Pug,1745Oil paint on canvas. Help:900 × 699 mm; body: 1080 × 875 × 78 mmPhoto: Tate

There will probably be a career-spanning show of over 100 works by JMW Turner, in addition to rooms dedicated to key figures in artwork historical past like William Blake, John Constable, the Pre-Raphaelites and Henry Moore, and a collection of commonly altering solo shows exploring different ground-breaking artists, together with Annie Swynnerton, Richard Hamilton, Aubrey Williams and Zineb Sedira.

The rehang will mirror the continuing transformation of Tate’s assortment by placing on show over 200 works which had been acquired after the millennium. These embrace 70 works which entered the gathering up to now 5 years alone, from grand Tudor portraits and Georgian battle scenes, to fashionable work and sculptures by Derek Jarman, Gluck, Takis, Kim Lim and Donald Locke. 

Guests will even discover works by a brand new technology of younger artists who’re becoming a member of the nationwide assortment for the primary time, resembling a kaleidoscopic canvas by Rachel Jones (b.1991) and a collection of images capturing twenty first century British life by Rene Matić (b.1997).

Girls artists will probably be higher represented than ever earlier than. Half the up to date artists on show will probably be girls, from Bridget Riley and Tracey Emin to Kudzanai-Violet Hwami and Lydia Ourahmane. Tate’s longstanding dedication to diversifying its assortment means the gallery also can showcase nice girls artists from the seventeenth, 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with many who’ve by no means been proven at Tate earlier than. These embrace a full-length portrait from 1650-5 by Joan Carlile, regarded as the primary lady in Britain to work as knowledgeable oil painter (acquired in 2016), a number of watercolours by Emily Sargent made on her travels in North Africa (acquired in 2021), and the atmospheric portray A Fisher Woman’s Mild 1899 by Marianne Stokes (acquired in 2022).

Polly Staple, Tate’s Director of Assortment, British Artwork, stated: “Tate Britain’s new shows will embody our dedication to increasing the canon and diversifying British artwork historical past. Lately we have now introduced so many unimaginable works into Tate’s assortment and guests will quickly be capable to see these new acquisitions hung alongside extra acquainted and much-loved classics.”

Tate’s artwork set up group are at present getting ready to stage various complicated large-scale works created from uncommon supplies, from the eight tonnes of rice and two thousand flowers that respectively comprise Vong Phaophanit’s Neon Rice Subject and Anya Gallaccio’s Protect ‘magnificence’, to the glass and metal sculptures embedded with UV lights in Hamad Butt’s spectacular Transmission, which will probably be proven at Tate for the primary time. To have a good time the opening of the brand new shows, up to date artists will even be creating and putting in works past the gallery areas, together with two climbable concrete sculptures by Sarah Lucas on the entrance garden and a site-specific ceiling portray by France-Lise McGurn within the Djanogly Café.

Andrea Schlieker, Director of Exhibitions and Shows, Tate Britain, stated: “This will probably be a beautiful second for Tate Britain and a fantastic probability for us to showcase British inventive expertise. Working with modern up to date artists, we are able to supply a brand new lens by means of which to see the artwork of the previous and supply inspiration to future generations.”

Work on the rehang is now underway and can proceed over the approaching months, with extra particulars to be introduced in Could.