Tuesday, 20 April 2010

UK airport closures forced Atom Egoyan to cancel personal appearance at Tate Modern, but he will be speaking via webcam

As part of the Arshile Gorky exhibition (my brief review with pictures to be posted soon), independent Canadian Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan was due to London tomorrow to talk about “a number of his installations and short films that relate to Arshile Gorky's life and artistic legacy in relation to the Armenian massacres, which are widely regarded as a genocide.” (quote via Tate Modern).

However, due to volcano related UK airport closures, he won’t be able to fly to London, but instead, as Tate Modern now reports, “will be speaking at this event via online broadcast”.

I phoned Tate Modern, and confirmed this info. The event will go ahead with Egoyan’s webcam appearance. However, what I think is not fair, ticket prices - £10 (£8 concessions) - will stay the same, as Tate’s representative told me.

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