Year 5 visit the Tate Modern

We had a fantastic morning at the Tate Modern on Bankside today. We were blown away by El Anatsui’s extraordinary installation Behind the Red Moon in the Turbine Hall – as much by its scale as its imagination and artistry.

Act III The Wall

We discovered that 100 years of labour went in to preparing the piece (a team of 100 worked on it for a year) and marvelled at the resilience that must have been shown when hand-joining hundreds of thousands of pieces of metal.

We also saw many other thought-provoking pieces, from Roy Lichtensteins’s pop art to Cildo Meireles’ Babel – an installation inspired by the Bible story of the Tower of Babel.

The children were an absolute delight to take, as ever, and should have lots to tell you about their favourite pieces.

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