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20 June 2016

Episode 245

28 minutes

We visit the brand new wing of the Tate Modern to find out how architecture firm Herzog & De Meuron extended the art institution into a giant ziggurat. Plus: we assess the success of the new building with editor of ‘The Art Newspaper’ Jane Morris.

20 June 2016

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Building the Tate: Herzog & De Meuron

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Ascan Mergenthaler is a senior partner at Herzog & De Meuron, the brains behind the brand-new Tate extension. We meet him to find out how to design an art gallery.

4 minutes

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Chapter 2

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How do you rehang the Tate Modern’s collection?

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We meet Matthew Gale, head of displays at Tate Modern. He talks us through the process of filling a brand-new building with art.

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Chapter 3

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The success of the Tate Modern with Jane Morris

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Jane Morris, editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’, joins Robert Bound in the studio to discuss the success of Switch House, the brand-new wing of the Tate Modern, which opened to the public last week.

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Chapter 4

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What’s on at Switch House

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Mark Godfrey, senior curator for international art at the Tate Modern, talks us through the thought process behind the selection of art on offer at Switch House and picks out his highlights from the inaugural shows.

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