MEDIA: What The Papers Say - The perfect canvas for modern artworks

It is interesting that the media showed more excitement for the Tate Modern building itself that it did for the permanent collection on display.

It is interesting that the media showed more excitement for the

Tate Modern building itself that it did for the permanent collection on

display.



Apart from John Walsh’s description of the building as an ’ill-designed

corkscrew’ (Independent 16/5), all were in agreement that the work of

Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron was a triumph. There was also

unanimity that London would now be recognised as a world-class cultural

centre with its own spectacular cathedral of modern art.



The new Tate also garnered favourable comparison with the Dome, with the

Times among those pointing out that the gallery attracted 65,000

visitors in its first weekend, almost double those who attended the

Dome’s first weekend.



Coverage of the masterpieces exhibited in the new gallery was less

rhapsodic - ’great architecture, a pity about the art’ (Daily Telegraph

12/5). Most commentators felt the thematic grouping was correct but

Anthony Thorncroft in the FT (12/5) noted that ’the new building exposes

the gaps’ of the Tate Modern Collection.



Analysis and commentary by Echo Research.



Cuttings by Durrants. More information can be found at:

www.echoResearch.com.



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