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Venerdì 04 Maggio 2012

Anna by Alberto Grifi e Massimo Sarchielli at the Tate Modern in London

Anna by Alberto Grifi and Massimo Sarchielli will be given at the Tate Modern in London on the 20th of May. The film Anna will be included in the Alighiero Boetti Game Plan and will be projected in the recently restored version by the Italian Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna.

The Tate Modern is a modern art gallery part of the Tate museum complex of Great Britain. The other galleries of the group include the Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives. It is located in London, in Bankside. Entries to almost all the exhibitions are free of charge.

The galleries are housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and built in various stages between 1947 and 1963 and stood 99m tall over a width of 200m. After being abandoned for a long period because it was no longer worthwhile following the rise in the price of petrol, the power station was closed in 1981. The building was then converted by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron to be replaced as a space to house a museum. The Tate Modern Gallery was inaugurated on the 12th of May 2000. There is a connection along the river Thames, offered by a special motor-boat running between the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain for those visiting both galleries. Because of visitors over-crowding the museum, designed for accommodating 1.8 million visitors compared to the actual 4million yearly, an expansion has been envisaged. On the southern side of the building, a glass pyramid will be built by the Herzog & de Meuron studios that will extend the exhibition capacity by 60%. The work will cost about 215 million pounds sterling and will be terminated during 2012.

The permanent collection of the Tate Modern is to be found on the third and fifth floors of the building and on the second and fourth floors you will find temporary exhibitions. The Turbine Hall (on the ground floor) once housed the electric power units. It is as high as a seven-floor building with a surface covering 3,400 m2 and is used between October and March to exhibit works being commissioned by contemporary artists. This initiative, sponsored by Unilever should at first have lasted over the first years following the opening of the museum however the popularity that this initiative met with caused its extension until 2008.

When the gallery was opened in 2000, the collections were not shown in alphabetic order but in four thematic groups: 'History/Memory/Society'; 'Nude/Action/Body'; 'Landscape/Matter/Environment'; and 'Still Life/Object/Real Life'. The reasons for this choice were to be found in the lack of works during certain historical periods. The arrangement was changed in 2006 favoring an in-depth study of particular artistic currents belonging to the 20th Century.

The artists present

· Umberto Boccioni

· Pierre Bonnard

· Georges Braque

· Paul Cézanne

· Marc Chagall

· Salvador Dalí,

· Giorgio de Chirico,

· Paul Gauguin

· Fernand Léger,

· Paul Klee,

· René Magritte,

· Henri Matisse

· Joan Miró

· Amedeo Modigliani

· Piet Mondrian

· Pablo Picasso

· Jackson Pollock

· Vincent Van Gogh

· Andy Warhol

· Vasily Kandinsky

· Anri Sala