Takis, Tate Modern - ★★★★ - Until October 27, 2019


Takis' constructions are unique and his work is daring and dramatic. His use of magnetism, light and sound provides experiences that both move and mesmerise. The artist stands out from his contemporaries both in the media he uses to explore the connection of space and time and in his ability to connect the mundane and the sublime. While his creations have a kind of spirituality and timelessness, they are also fascinatingly grounded in the daily world. He comments on politics, war, industrialisation, and, of course, the "space race," but he transfers these events into a context that is cosmic. He seeks to inspire wonder, capturing "the music of the spheres" while transforming found objects into representations of the ethereal. This is a beautifully curated retrospective of Takis' singular contribution to modern art. Tate Modern deserves the accolades that will be accorded this wonderful exhibition.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until October 27, 2019
Sun - Thu: 10 am - 6 pm
Fri & Sat: 10 am - 8 pm
Tate Modern
Nearest tube: Waterloo
https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/takis

Most Popular

The Prince ★★★★★ Southwark Playhouse | Sep 15 - Oct 8, 2022

A Night At The Kabuki ★★★★★ Sadler's Wells Theatre | September 22 - 24, 2022

Love All ★★★★★ Jermyn Street Theatre | Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2022

Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi: Remote ★★★★ Tate Modern | October 9, 2022

A Different Stage ★★★★★ Duke of York's Theatre | Aug 30 - Sep 25, 2022

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo ★★★★★ Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre | September 6 - 17, 2022

Antigone ★★★★ Regent's Park Open Air Theatre | September 3 - 24, 2022

Barb Jungr sings Leonard Cohen ★★★★★ The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zédel | September 2, 2022

Silence ★★★★ Donmar Warehouse | September 1 - 17, 2022

The P Word ★★★★ Bush Theatre | Sep 9 - Oct 22, 2022

The City Life Magazine | Reviews & Ratings