Exhibition: Ruin Lust at Tate Britain

Paul Nash Pillar and Moon 1932-42 Oil on canvas
Paul Nash
Pillar and Moon 1932-42
Oil on canvas

Tate Britain, 4 March – 18 May 2014

The exhibition explores ruination through both the slow picturesque decay and abrupt apocalypse. From J.M.W. Turner and John Constable to Keith Arnatt and Jane and Louise Wilson the show explores the forms ruin might take from content to form, from painting to film taking in the desolation engendered in Jon Savage’s photographs of 1970s London and the photographic medium itself.

This transhistorical exhibition is curated by writer and critic Brian Dillon; Emma Chambers, Curator of Modern British Art; and Amy Concannon, Assistant Curator of British Art, 1790–1850. It is accompanied by a book and a programme of talks and events for more information follow this link: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/ruin-lust.

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