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Nov 18, 2020 - May 9, 2021 FINAL WEEK

Nov 27, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
Salmon: A Red Herring explores the deceptive reality of salmon as a colour and as a fish
Cooking Sections are Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe. Their long-term project CLIMAVORE explores the relationship between how we eat and the climate emergency.
Salmon is usually thought of as pink. The colour is even called ‘salmon pink’. However, farmed salmon today would be grey. To make them the expected colour, synthetic pigments are added to their feed. As Cooking Sections put it, salmon is ‘the colour of a wild fish which is neither wild, nor fish, nor even salmon’. Salmon are farmed in open nets, which severely impact wild salmon populations and marine life across the seabed of the west coast of Scotland.
The changing colours of species are warning signs of an environmental crisis. Many of these alterations result from humans and animals ingesting and absorbing synthetic substances. Changes in flesh, scales, feathers, skin, leaves or wings give us clues to environmental and metabolic transformations around us and inside us. This installation questions what colours we expect in our ‘natural’ environment as our planet changes.
Prompted by this project, farmed salmon has been permanently removed from food outlets at all Tate sites. It has been replaced with ingredients that promote regenerative aquacultures, including bivalves and seaweeds. You can find these menu items at the Djanogly Café and Members Room. This artistic agreement with Cooking Sections solidifies Tate’s commitment to act in the face of the climate emergency.
Cooking Sections are Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe: a duo of spatial practitioners based in London who use installation, performance, mapping and video, to explore the systems that organise the world through food.

Jul 7 - Oct 24, 2021
The largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to date
Since the 1950s, Paula Rego has played a key role in redefining figurative art in the UK and internationally. An uncompromising artist of extraordinary imaginative power, she has revolutionised the way in which women are represented.
This exhibition will tell the story of this artist’s extraordinary life, highlighting the personal nature of much of her work and the socio-political context in which it is rooted. It will also reveal the artist’s broad range of references, from comic strips to history painting.
It will feature over 100 works, including collage, paintings, large-scale pastels, ink and pencil drawings, etchings and sculpture. These will include early work from the 1950s in which Rego first explored personal as well as social struggle, her large pastels of single figures from the acclaimed Dog Women and Abortion series and her richly layered, staged scenes from the 2000-10s.
This will be a unique opportunity to survey, in the city that Rego has lived in and called home for most of her life, the full range of her work.


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