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Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Mondrian and Colour / Spencer Finch exhibitions now open!
Our summer exhibitions Mondrian and Colour / Spencer Finch are now open!
Get beneath Piet Mondrian's grid - see over 50 works spanning the twentieth-century artist's career.
Experience the colour effects created by the natural light on Spencer Finch's large-scale new work Passing Cloud, and how Finch responds to light with a collection of works by the contemporary artist.
Enjoy a private curator's tour of Mondrian and Colour / Spencer Finch - book here >
Turner Contemporary is working in partnership with Tate Liverpool, who is presenting the concurrent exhibitionMondrian and his Studiosfrom 6 June until 5 October 2014. The exhibition explores the artist's importance in the field of abstraction and his relationship with architecture and urbanism.
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This summer, Margate is transformed into a festival of colour!
Feel the joy of being by the sea in a colourful explosion of dance, performance, theatre, art and activity in Margate and the surrounding area of Thanet, inspired by Mondrian.
Every week, experience something colourful, new and exciting, starting with the festival's opening day...
Join us on Saturday 24 May
Margate beach and town fills withcoloured windmillsmade by the community as part ofMoving with the Wind, led by artistCarlos Cortes. TheBuild Your Worlds Collectivedance on Margate beach at 2.30/3.30/4.30pm.
Margate Clock Tower's Time Balldrops for the first time in nearly 100 years (1pm) andDreamland's new Visitor Centre openson Sunday 25 May (2pm).
Discover your Summer of Colour
There are many events taking place during the festival from the First Fridays art encounters, Coat for a Boat exhibition, Colour Walks and Tango on the Terrace (Mondrian loved to boogie!) to Margate Jazz Festival, creative colour workshops, Deckchair Printing and much more.
There are just 2 weeks left to see LeWitt's exuberant wall piece, which fills our Clore Learning Studio with colour. Renowned for his influence on artists such as Spencer Finch, now showing at Turner Contemporary, LeWitt's work inspires a connection to Piet Mondrian. As Franz Kaiser, Director of Exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, states "Sol LeWitt finished what Mondrian started." See them all, adjacent to one another, now at Turner Contemporary.
Complement your visit to our Mondrian and Colourexhibition by seeing Tate's first ever live broadcast into cinemas around the UK. Enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of Tate Modern'sHenri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibitionwith Tate Director Nicholas Serota and broadcaster Francine Stock, featuring interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work.