London's Tate Modern Bursts With Amazing Art Through 'World Goes Pop' Exhibit
Photo by Gabe Zaldivar
The all-absorbing art at London’s Tate Modern continues to be very much on and popping.
I had the pleasure recently to tour this magnificent location that continues to be free — save the one exhibit I was here to enjoy: The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop.
This came amid a lovely press tour of the brand new Hilton London Bankside, which sits but a Yoenis Cespedes throw from Tate Modern.
I was understandably eager to tour the museum, which was missed the last time I was in London.
And let me say it is so very much worth the time and energy to seek out its confines. However, the crown jewel of my visit was the exhibit that will continue in London until January 24, 2016.
For just a few more weeks you have the opportunity to explore great works from a wide swath of interests: “Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest, and folk — all will be explored and laid bare in eye-popping Technicolor and across many media, from canvas to car bonnets and pinball machines.”
Now this remains the one location at Tate Modern that prohibits photography, but you can get a glimpse of the exhibition with the following video:
While the museum remains free, you will have to pay to see this veritable world go pop: Entrance is free for Tate members and visitors under 12. Adults pay £16 (about $25) to see this resplendent display.
And it really is stunning, offering moments for reverence, reflection, shock and even laughter.
Plus, you don’t have to be an art buff or historian to enjoy the display, because I am a novice in both regards.
However, I instantly fell in love with works from the likes of Evelyne Axell, whose art burns into your memory with vivid colors, such as 1965’s “Licensed in Both Ways.”
And I came away delighted thanks to Judy Chicago’s amazing work using regular ol’ car hoods.
One of my favorites, however, was the enormous “Doll Festival” by Ushio Shinohara that brought together so many components for one captivating piece.
Tate explains the aim of the exhibit: “From Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East, this explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement.”
London offers so many diverse ways to engage and enjoy the city. Tate’s latest exhibition will have you pondering a great many things long after you leave the museum.
Thankfully, there is hardly a better place in the world to contemplate the pop art movement.
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