Tate acquires important Boris Mikhailov

  • 24 May 2011

The Art Fund has contributed £75, 000 towards Boris Mikhailov's Red - a pre-eminent example of how the artist's practice bridges aspects of documentary, modernist and conceptual styles.

The Art Fund has contributed £75, 000 towards Boris Mikhailov’s Red installation  – a pre-eminent example of how the artist's practice bridges aspects of documentary, modernist and conceptual styles.

This summer Tate Modern unveils a series of major new photography displays including a significant new body of work by Taryn Simon, iconic works by Diane Arbus and Boris Mikhailov's important installation Red 1968 – 1975, which was acquired with the support of the Art Fund.

The gallery will devote an entire level to new photography acquisitions, including recent work by Luc Delahaye, Mitch Epstein, Guy Tillim, Akram Zaatari and the Art Funded work by Boris Mikhailov.

A series of works by Diane Arbus (1923–71) also opens. Arbus is acknowledged as one of the great figures of American photography who created remarkable images of contemporary life. Drawn from ARTIST ROOMS, the display includes over 30 works including a unique series of rarely shown vintage prints. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour has been made possible thanks to the support of the Art Fund.

Visit the ARTIST ROOMS site to find out where to catch the Diane Arbus tour.