Magazine article Tate Etc.

Editors' Note

Magazine article Tate Etc.

Editors' Note

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Artists' voices have always been at the heart of Tate Etc. magazine's editorial content, and this issue is no exception. To celebrate the comprehensive rehang of the national collection of British art at Tate Britain, as well as the architects Caruso St John's anticipated transformation of the oldest part of the Grade II Millbank building, we invited 24 artists from across the world to write about a work of British art from the past 500 years currently on display at Tate Britain that has inspired or influenced them.

We purposefully cast a wide net to show how extensive and far-reaching is the cultural exchange among contemporary artists, as our contributions from countries including Ethiopia, Turkey, China, Brazil, India, Japan and Nigeria reveal. And many of their choices reflect their deeply felt connections with their fellow artists.

The Cuban Carmen Herrera has long admired how "only that which is necessary remains" in Ben Nicholson's paintings (which she first saw in 1949). …

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