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Tate Modern

Tate Modern turns 20

To mark the London museum’s big birthday, we have searched our archive for our favourite articles on the institution, from a critic's take on the café’s cuisine to an interview with Tate’s former director Nicholas Serota ahead of the Switch House’s opening in 2016

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Arab Spring

The ripple effect of the Arab Spring

Political upheaval across the region presents challenges—and opportunities—for artists and collectors

Interview
From the archive

From the archive | Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei on the church-like museum he designed for the Goulandris collection

In this 1994 interview, he reveals how he likes art to be displayed, such as natural lighting for Impressionists

Analysis
From the archive

The demolition of the Berlin Wall had immediate effects on German life. But how did it affect artists?

By far the most comprehensive artistic testimony were paintings in what immediately became known as the East Side Gallery

Analysis
From the archive

Notes from a demolition: five works about the Wall in Berlin collections

From Frank Thiel's Stadt to Tacita Dean's Palast, some of the best works about the Wall and life in Berlin after reunification

Analysis
From the archive

How Mitte embodied new artistic spirit of Berlin after the Wall came down

East German area became a space of possibilities, not unlike inner-city New York or east London before they were gentrified

Analysis
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Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has established itself as the artists' capital

Despite not being rich, the city has a large percentage of professional creatives and a booming gallery scene

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From the archive

Throughout the Cold War Berlin’s museums quietly kept in touch—when the Wall came down, they embraced

This archive article, taken from our feature looking back at the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years later, shows how German culture remained linked when politics broke down

Interview
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In search of art out of Africa: an interview with Jean Pigozzi

“I feel that at the time of the Medici they had my kind of rapport with their artists”

Analysis
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Church and State disagree over management of religious heritage in France

The country possesses more than 32,000 churches, 6,000 chapels and 87 cathedrals. Their dual administration has caused serious problems of management and conservation

Feature
The Armory Show

From the archive: gossip from The Armory Show over the years

Donald Judd's studio secrets spilled, multi-tasking gallerists and Glenn Lowry's statement sans collar suit

Feature
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

From the archive: headlines from our 15 years (so far) at Art Basel in Miami Beach

We look back at our very first set of daily papers in 2004

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Regeneration

From the archive, 1 October 1990: 'We did not pursue any party political nonsense on the Museum Island'

On the 25th anniversary of German reunification, we republish our first ever front-page story, in which East Berlin museums chief Günther Schade defends his record and reveals how East German museums sold in order to buy

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From the archive

Did Marcel Duchamp steal Elsa’s urinal?

The founding object of conceptualism was probably “by a German baroness”, but this debate is rarely aired

Feature
From the archive

From muted to politically charged: upheaval in the Middle East on show at the Venice Biennale

Nations are taking contrasting approaches to the region’s continuing political and social chaos

Analysis
From the archive

Heritage caught in the crossfire in wake of Arab Spring

From Macedonia to Mali, the culture of the Islamic world is in an ideological and territorial struggle

Feature
From the archive

Arab protesters put their art on the streets

Artists have used the walls of Cairo, Damascus and Tripoli to document the uprisings

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From the archive

New antiquities minister must increase museum security and distance himself from Mubarak

Zahi Hawass faces major challenges over looting