Will Self Challenges the New Tate Modern Expansion in The Guardian

November 24th, 2014

Tate Modern Extension, via The GuardianAs construction gets underway for the new Tate Modern extension, Guardian writer Well Self asks if the new renovations to the museum is just another step in the ongoing transformation of the museum as an extension of influence by the hyper wealthy, and an indication of the financial impact the contemporary market has made on the museum’s curatorial practices. “The new Tate Modern will not be an art gallery per se, but a sort of life-size model of what an art gallery might be should our culture have need of one,” he writes.  “Since it doesn’t, but rather has a requirement for visitor attractions that reify the ever‑widening gulf between haves and have-nots, I’m absolutely certain it will prove an outrageous success”Read more at The Guardian