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Mocaa, Cape Town: grain silo reborn as Africa’s answer to Tate Modern

Twinkling like rows of cut-glass decanters in a well-stocked drinks cabinet, the faceted windows atop Cape Town’s new contemporary art museum rise as a crystal beacon above a motley jumble of wharves, warehouses and shopping malls. The windows shine out from the crown of

The Tate Modern and the Battle for London’s Soul

I recently found myself staring into a stranger’s living room, waiting for something beautiful to happen. I was standing on the 10th-floor viewing terrace of the Tate Modern’s new wing, a twisting ziggurat of perforated brick and mortar that rises above the museum’s home in the

The Tate Modern and the Battle for London’s Soul

I recently found myself staring into a stranger’s living room, waiting for something beautiful to happen. I was standing on the 10th-floor viewing terrace of the Tate Modern’s new wing, a twisting ziggurat of perforated brick and mortar that rises above the museum’s home in the

Tate Modern celebrates work of black artists from civil rights movement

You hear the exhibition before you see it – the booming voice of Dr Martin Luther King resonating through the Tate Modern galleries. King’s rousing words in Washington in 1963 inspired the black communities of America to protest, march and sing for their rights Now for