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Nathan Coley's first exhibition in London in five years includes the major new work 'Tate Modern on Fire' alongside several new sculptures, including a series based on deconstructed Shaker furniture. The illuminated text work 'Palace' is installed in the lower galleries.

Press Release

“We were in Paris, and had just finished lunch when my brother messaged me to ask if I had heard the news, about the fire. I got back to him saying that wasn’t something to joke about. He sent me a link to it on BBC news, and the terrible images were in my hand.

I sat in shock, with tears in my eyes, at the sight of the flames ripping through the roof, and thick black smoke engulfing that so …

“We were in Paris, and had just finished lunch when my brother messaged me to ask if I had heard the news, about the fire. I got back to him saying that wasn’t something to joke about. He sent me a link to it on BBC news, and the terrible images were in my hand.

I sat in shock, with tears in my eyes, at the sight of the flames ripping through the roof, and thick black smoke engulfing that so familiar building. How could this be happening? We couldn’t stop looking. It was irresistible, compulsive. Perhaps the most shocking thing about the image was its inevitability —unbearable and …

Location

18 Woodstock Street
London, GB
Tue – Fri 10 – 6 Sat 12 – 5 Or by appointment