London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Innovative South African artist debuts in London
Published: Sunday 23rd of November 2008
One of the most pioneering artists from the African continent is to unveil his first exhibition in the UK at Tate Modern next month.
Nicholas Hlobo's work renders experiences of living in post-apartheid South Africa and is shot through with references to the fables and linguistic lyricism of the native Xhosa language.
The work brings out the ethereal from the everyday in its use of such found items as car tyres and scraps of leather to root conceptual considerations in the stuff of daily life, endless examining and re-examining the relationship between the two.
The artist will exhibit in the Level Two Gallery at the gallery from December 9th until March 1st 2009.
Tate Modern is both one of the most famous and controversial art galleries in the world and has been a consistent source of praise and criticism since it opened in a disused power station on London's Bankside in 2000.
LondonPass holders can take advantage of a free audio tour, saving £2 for adults and £1 for children.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast