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Richard Tuttle

Artists and Designers Exhibitions shows and workshops

I Don't Know, The Weave of Textile Language is currently on show at the Tate Modern. Tate have commissioned brand new work from postminimalist American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle –  an artist decried as a “charlatan” and a “bore” by art critics before being firmly embraced by the establishment. The grand scale sculpture, presented at the Turbine Hall until 6th of April 2015, is Tuttle’s largest piece of work to date.  Suspended in sculptural forms from the high ceilings of Turbine Hall, three lengths of fabric in bold colors sway above visitors  - the fluidity and colour of the cloth makes for a striking display. [caption id="attachment_8958" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Richard Tuttle,I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language, Turbine Hall at Tate Modern Richard Tuttle, I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language installation at the Tate Modern[/caption] Running alongside the Turbine Hall installation and under the same title is a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, surveying Tuttle’s career spanning five decades. In his work he has maintained a playful approach, combining mediums such as sculpture, poetry and drawing, and reframing everyday materials such as cloth and plywood. The exhibition I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language brings the textiles in his work to the forefront. Projects in the exhibition include Third Rope Piece (1974),  Systems VI (2011) and some of the work such as Looking for the Map (2013-2014), are shown in the UK for the first time. [caption id="attachment_8959" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Richard Tuttle Walking on Air, C10, (2009) Cotton with Rit dyes, grommets, thread. Richard Tuttle, I Don't Know. The Weave of Textile Language exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery[/caption] Installation at Tate Modern 14 October 2014 – 6 April 2015. For more information and opening times please visit www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern. Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery 14 October 2014 - December 2014. For more information and opening times please visit www.whitechapelgallery.org. All images from Tate Modern © Andrew Dunkley, Tate Photography Image from Whitechapel Gallery © Stephen White  


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