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Tate Modern - Exploding the Canon

Director Frances Morris talks to artists and curators to understand how Tate Modern can not only explode the canon but redesign the institution in which art is shown.

Since its inception, Tate Modern was set to move beyond the canon of western art history into the relatively uncharted waters of the global contemporary. This programme was set to celebrate Tate Modern's 20th anniversary, but was stalled by the lockdown, during which time the role of museums and galleries in a pandemic world have been in the spotlight and Tate has been entreated to decolonise and to deal with its patriarchal past. For Director Frances Morris, there is an urgency to ensure Tate Modern is fit for the future. She talks to artists Lubaina Himid, Sonia Boyce and Suzanne Dhaliwal, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, critics and curators including Clara Kim and Hammad Nasar and lawyer and activist, Farhana Yamin to understand how Tate can not only explode the canon, but redesign the institution in which art is shown.

A Cast Iron Radio production for BBC Radio 3

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44 minutes

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  • Sun 25 Oct 2020 18:45

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