Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tate Modern Museum

Last Friday night, Nate and I went to the Tate Modern Museum. Modern art is so I am not really sure what to call it or how to describe it. I don't even know what to think when I see it. What is art really? I guess that is the main question, and this museum answers it by saying, "Anything really."

To get to the musuem, you have to walk over the River Thames on the Millenial Bridge. It is gorgeous at night with all the city lights and the smooth glass looking water. You can also see St. Paul's Cathedral lit up which looked picture of course, I whipped out the camera.

Here are some of the highlights of the museum:

Left: This piece of art is very unique. About every 30 seconds or so, it spits out a little receipt paper. Every receipt is in a different language.

Right: This piece of art has a slit going right down the middle of it. Whoever knew that slitting a piece of fabric could be so artistic? Why didn't I think of that!?!

This was one of my favorites. All it is, is a bunch of white nails nailed into a piece of white painted wood. Why is it my favorite you might ask? It is cool because all the nails are pointed at different angles, thus causing different shadows. Depending upon where you are standing in the room, the shadows are different. Plus, with all the nails and their angles, it kind of makes this rippling effect.

This piece of art was burned. I also thought that when something got burned then you throw it out, but not with this. It is art and now it is hanging in a very famous museum in London, and whoever made it also made a good chunk of change.

This one.....I'm still trying to figure out......and I don't think I ever will! Maybe it is supposed to be a girl who just got out of the shower (so she is naked) and she is trying to clean up her room, but there is a ton of clutter and clothes all over the floor. To make it easier, she piles all of her clothes into one big pile to get ready to put away on a later date. Who knows.....

Left: This is a piece of fabric that was made into a ceiling decoration. It was acutally pretty cool looking. I just wished after seeing it that I could really walk up the stairs and go jump in it, or even sleep up there. But, no luck.

Right: Very simple, but very creative! This is a picture of a bunch of tiny white rocks formed ever so carefully into a bunch of even circles.

We didn't even get through half of the stay tuned for Tate Modern Art Part 2 in a later post! :)


  1. Do you know that the piece was that fired out the receipts with different languages on them and who was the artist?,

  2. Do you know that the piece was that fired out the receipts with different languages on them and who was the artist?,