Image of Naum Gabo's Linear Construction No. 2
Free Entry Tate St Ives Exhibition

Naum Gabo

Until 27 September 2020

Naum Gabo Head No.2 1916, enlarged version 1964. The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate. Photo: Kirstin Prisk.

Start the year with a large-scale exhibition of the acclaimed constructivist Naum Gabo

This one-way route through Tate St Ives guides you through the gallery, with breathtaking views out to Porthmeor beach. You will have the opportunity to see the Modern Art and St Ives displays alongside the Naum Gabo: Constructions for Real Life exhibition.

Experience the first extensive presentation of Naum Gabo's sculptures, paintings, drawings and architectural designs to be held in the UK for over 30 years.

The exhibition marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.

Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo's work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, the exhibition focuses on key themes in his work.

Naum Gabo Head No. 2 1916

Naum Gabo Head No. 2 1916, enlarged version 1964 Steel 1760 x 1240 x 1243 mm The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate, 201

Naum Gabo Model for ‘Constructed Torso’ 1917

Naum Gabo Model for ‘Constructed Torso’ 1917, reassembled 1981 Cardboard 395 x 290 x 160 mm The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate, 2019

Naum Gabo Construction in Space with Crystalline Centre 1938–40

Naum Gabo Construction in Space with Crystalline Centre 1938–40 Perspex and celluloid 324 x 470 x 220 mm The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate, 2019

Naum Gabo Construction: Stone with a Collar 1933

Naum Gabo Construction: Stone with a Collar 1933 Limestone, cellulose acetate and brass on slate base 370 x 720 x 550 mm The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate, 2019

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Venue

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 1TG
Plan your visit

Dates

25 January – 27 September 2020

  • Timed tickets must be booked before visiting
  • All visitors including Members need to book a ticket

Pricing

FREE with ticket (with gallery admission) FREE with ticket for Members

Currently booking until 6 September. Future dates available soon.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Carefully managed visitor numbers
  • A one-way route
  • Increased cleaning regimes in toilets and high use areas
  • Protective screens on desks and counters
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery
  • The cloakroom is closed so avoid bringing bulky coats or bags

VISITING SAFELY

  • Please follow all the safety instructions onsite
  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
  • Pay by card or contactless
  • Use the hand santiser provided and wash your hands regularly
  • If you are not feeling well, help keep everyone safe by staying at home

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

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