Tate Britain Presents Major Exhibition About The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World


LONDON.- Tate Britain presents a major exhibition about Vorticism (1914-18), one of the truly avant-garde movements in British history. Led by painter Wyndham Lewis and named by American poet Ezra Pound, the revolutionary Vorticist artists reacted against the culture of Edwardian England with a radical new aesthetic that embraced the maelstrom of the modern world. The exhibition is on view from June 14th through December 4th 2011. This exhibition celebrates the electrifying force and vitality of Vorticism by bringing together over 100 works including paintings, sculptures, as well as the rarely seen Vorticist photography of Alvin Langdon Coburn, claimed as the first ever abstract photographs, and newly revealed works by key women Vorticists. Drawing