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Art students experience 'The World Goes Pop'

Published on 22/01/16

Year 10 GCSE Art students visited the 'World goes Pop' this week - an exhibiton at The Tate Modern gallery in London.

 Year 10 GCSE Art students visited the 'World goes Pop' this week - an exhibiton at The Tate Modern gallery in London.
 
Students and staff throughly enjoyed the day and thought the exhibition - described as fun, engaging, colourful, revelatory, opinionated, racy and stunning - was one of the best ever!  
 
A wide range of Pop Art was on display, and both students and staff allike found it interesting to learn how Pop Art - often seen as fun and not to be taken seriously - dealt with important topics such as war, gender inequality and racism.
 
There was also enough time to explore the permanent collections and view pieces such as Marcel Duchamps 'Fountain' (which is actaully a signed urinal!), which led to some interesting discussions as to what constitutes as art.
 
Paul Jeffries said: 'It was a long three hour journey to the Tate Modern but it was so worth it!'
 
The show, which runs until 24th January, illuminates how pop wasn’t confined to Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York or Richard Hamilton’s studio in London – it was a phenomenon that reached much further, practiced by artists in Peru, Israel, Argentina, Japan, Brazil and Eastern Europe.