December 12, 2018

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Martin Creed announced as the new commissioned artist for Tate Members

Martin Creed announced as the new commissioned artist for Tate Members

Martin Creed art commission for Tate Members, two postcards © Martin Creed

Every two years, an artist represented in the Tate collection is invited to become the Tate Members commissioned artist. This unique commission was conceived as a way of recognising and celebrating the vital support Tate Members provide to the four Tate galleries – a remarkable £10.8 million in the last year alone. Previous commissioned artists include David Shrigley, Jim Lambie, Fiona Rae and Chris Ofili.

Martin Creed has produced a suite of colourful new works for the commission that have been used to create a new collectable membership gift pack. Creed has also taken over the Members Room at Tate Modern, covering every wall and ceiling surface with a series of different wall paintings. Further new works are featured on membership cards and across materials sent to Members. Creed will also be performing at Tate Modern as part Tate Members Weekend in early December.

Creed has a long association with Tate. He won the Turner Prize in 2001, exhibiting Work No. 227: The lights going on and off, which has since been acquired for the Tate collection. His Work No.850 saw athletes sprinting through the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.

Martin Creed said: “To me, the main problem is that life is difficult. The most common feeling, to me, is a bad feeling and I go to work to try and not feel like that. So anything I can do to make my life better, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else, is really worth trying to do. That’s all I’m trying to do, is to make my life better… colours help, they make me happy.”

The new Tate Members artist commission will run until September 2017.

 

 

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  1. Alejandro Huraen Rivera

    La institución del arte TATE de larga actividad en la difusión adquisición preservación valiosa de obras de arte es emblemática y reconocida a nivel mundial en el mundo del arte, y su invaluable tesoro patrimonial artístico, de tenencia de obras maestras de arte contemporáneo de diferentes épocas de nuestra era madernista,siempre con su característica sensibilidad filantropica cultural aportativa compartida en sus cuatro sedes,esta abierta a disposición de los amantes del arte , y deleite de la admiración contemplativa apreciativa de la culturizacion inductiva documentada orientadora del publico en general ,Grata labor reconfortante de etérea límpida generosidad de institucionalidad artística de TATE……Martín Creed artista plástico representado asociado por Tate e invitado ser miembro por dos años de la Comisión de arte de Tate es meritoria teniendo Creed un pensamiento filosofal tan sensible donde medita y exclama,….” Para mí, el problema principal es que la vida es difícil. El sentimiento más común, para mí, es un mal presentimiento y me voy a trabajar para tratar de no sentirse así. Así que cualquier cosa que pueda hacer para mejorar mi vida, siempre y cuando no hace daño a nadie, es realmente vale la pena tratar de hacer. Eso es todo lo que estoy tratando de hacer, es hacer mi vida mejor … colores ayudan, me hacen feliz “.

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