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New acquisitions by Tate Modern show commitment to diversifying collection

Art from across the globe has recently found a home in Bankside

Tate Modern’s efforts to broaden its collection has resulted in the purchase of 13 works by contemporary artists from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon and Turkey. The museum has also acquired eight pieces from Latin America, six from the Asia Pacific region and 14 from South Africa. Highlights include French-Algerian artist Kader Attia’s Untitled (Ghardaia), 2009, Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar’s Air Pollution of Iran, 2004-06, Indian-born Subodh Gupta’s Everyday, 2009, and Cuban-born Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s Untitled (Double Portrait), 1991.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Tate Modern embraces world art'