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Georgia O’Keeffe

FullSizeRender-135.jpgFlowers. Skulls. Landscapes. Sounds like the work of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Known for her blooming flower paintings and the brilliant colors depicting the New Mexico landscape where she lived, O’Keeffe is known around the world. A retrospective of O’Keeffe is currently on view at Tate Modern until October 30.

Mona Hatoum

FullSizeRender-108In her current exhibition at Tate Modern, Mona Hatoum’s practice explores her interest in political unrest. Her large scale installations include light bulbs, electricity, barbed wire and cages providing for a unique approach to political art. Coupled with the large scale installations many of her performance pieces are documented on the adjacent walls. One of my favorites; the one on the poster. Titled Hot Spot III 2009, this work is a giant globe. The countries are outlined in neon red lights and flicker, highlighting the world as a “hot spot” for political discord.