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Couscous

FullSizeRender-113Untitled (Ghardaïa) 2009 // Kader Attia // Cooked couscous on wooden table and digital prints on paper

Hmm. What type of model is this? Is it made out of sand? No. Oh my goodness it is made out of cooked couscous! An edible work of art except you can’t eat it. Artist Kader Attia uses couscous to create a model of the city Ghardaïa in Algeria as couscous is one of the main foods in this North African city.

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois

FullSizeRender-36The first Artist Room in the brand new Switch House at Tate Modern is dedicated to Louise Bourgeois. Known for works exploring themes of life, death and family relationships, her pieces are created out of a variety of materials including latex and fabric. Currently on view in the Artist Rooms at Tate are hanging legs and body parts, spiders and her famous Filette.

FullSizeRender-17Spider 1 // Louise Bourgeois // 1995 // bronze, dark & polished patina, wall piece

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 Cell XIV (Portrait) 2000 // Louise Bourgeois // 2000 // steel, glass, wood, metal & red fabric

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 Fillette (Sweeter Version) // Louise Bourgeois // 1968-1999, cast 2001 // latex over plaster

FullSizeRender-19Legs // Louise Bourgeois // 2001 // red fabric, hanging piece

The Switch House

FullSizeRender-31Tate Modern’s newest building, The Switch House, officially opened to the public last weekend! Designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the new building connects to the original, The Power Station. A tall bridge over Turbine Hall connects the two buildings. The Switch House strives to showcase more female artists with a current display by Louise Bourgeois.

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