The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate Collection, 14 October – 10 May 2015, Cornwall

    Geraldo de Barros b.1923 Granada, Spain 1951. © Fabiana de Barros

    The work of pioneering artists from across Europe, the Americas and Japan will be on show at the largest display of photographic works ever to be exhibited at the gallery.

    Looking at developments in international photography from the 1920s to the 1960s, the exhibition uncovers the sense of curiosity and experimentation as artists harnessed the medium in new ways.

    Paintings and sculptures from British artists in the 1930s, including Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, explore a moment in British modernism shaped by the opposing forces of pure abstraction and surrealism. These works are shown in relation to a photographic sequence made by architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, artist Fernand Léger and architect Pierre Jeanneret, who were collaborating in Paris in the same period.

    The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate Collection

    14 October – 10 May 2015

    Tate St Ives, Cornwall


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