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Saturday saw 24 students and three tutors tackle a study visit to Tate Modern’s combined Moriyama Klein retrospective. And ‘tackle’ feels like the right word for what is a massive exhibition. Personally I think the approach worked well for the survey of Klein’s work. Not so much a man with two hats, as a wearer of many hats, the range of work on show from his well known black and white street and fashion photography to his less well known textiles created an image of an artist driven to innovate. And more than this, not afraid to go back and see if he could make something more of earlier work. The transition from the brash extrovert scale of Klein’s contact series to Moriyama’s work could not have been more abrupt and it made me wonder if wouldn’t have been better to pause for a calming break at that point.
There are still a few days to catch this fabulous exhibition. Sadly the Klein film on the BBC iPlayer has gone, but the films on the Tate Modern website are worth a view.
Early student reactions are starting to appear on learning logs:
Helen’s thoughts here
Gill’s thoughts here
Keep them coming people.
[Image: Simon Barber]