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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Protesters Descend on the Newly Renovated Tate Modern

Tate Modern. Tate Modern. Wikimedia Commons

Days before the newly expanded Tate Modern is slated to open to the public, protesters swarmed the commanding, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building. The activists are speaking out against the inclusion of works by the Minimalist artist Carl Andre in the new space, but not Ana Mendieta—a performance artist who was married to Andre in the 1980s. Mendieta died in in 1985 after falling out of the window of the couple’s thirty-fourth-floor apartment in New York. While Andre was not charged with murder, many suspect Mendieta was pushed by her husband.

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