|At Switch Tate Modern things were looking up|
The Tate cultural juggernaut is there in all it's glory and keeping the motoring allusion going -like the M25 there's evidence that rather than thinning the numbers of travellers on the art highway it's actually going to generate more foot miles from those aspirational seekers.
|Look up there - on the left|
First thing is to say I was somewhat disturbed to find how well I fit the Tate Member demographic, Middle aged-ish, predominantly white and slightly grumpy (although the crowd was pretty much evenly split between male and female) .
There was even work that seemed to be close to stepping on the territory of the Design Museum with the Thingness by Jasper Morrison at the lower floor levels.
|A part of Jasper Morrison's Thingness|
Another point to make is that I was struck by how well the escalators work in the main body of Tate Modern - this was an exceptional busy day (The Tate Modern Clan loves an 'exclusive -even when it's very obviously not) - the stairs and lifts in the 10 stories of the 'Switch' were under severe strain with volume of people as well as buggies for young and the old not in abundance.
Plenty there for the 'Pseuds' amongst us - many which brought to mind the spectacles recently misinterpreted.
|Was this the Air conditioning waiting to be installed ?|
I always like things that do something and have lights..
|Angela Bulloch's Aluminium 4 (2012)|
The work Rhythm O on show is though for me a static work and is not really representational of her artistic essence (what is?).
On a positive note it was pleasing to see as well as many women artist represented there were nods to Performance Art and an opportunity for involvement in some basic fashion.
|A performance-y and conceptual nod perhaps? Capsules by Ricardo Basbaum|
|Part of 'Rhythm O' by Marina Abramovic - text says 'There are 72 objects on the table that one can use as desired'|
|A 'typical' Louise Bourgeois Spider|
|And another in the area of dedicated space to Louise|
There are some great views for the 10th floor viewing area, the Switch is open to the general public from tomorrow and
|Has it looked better?|
no doubt I'll be back soon when it's less crowded and more finished .
Actually from a series of works called Red and at Tate Modern (yesterday) this from Ukrainian born Boris Mikhailov.
|It's part of Boris's Red series (and now part of mine - Heh heh.)|