Saturday 24 March 2018

A perfect pub - without booze?

A mock up of a pub in the Tate Modern in central London
A mock up of a pub in the Tate Modern in central London

Modern art has long prompted some despairing critics to turn to drink but one gallery has neatly sidestepped the problem by installing a mock-up boozer on its premises.

The pub is complete with a cosy bar, atmospheric wooden furniture and a piano - perfect for a boozy singalong.

But as ever in the art world, nothing is as it seems.

The pub is an art installation erected to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tate Modern gallery in London.

The hostelry is the work of northern art collective Black Dogs, who hope to create the atmosphere of a typical Leeds pub.

But unlike every other Leeds drinking den, thirsty gallery-goers will just have to soak up the atmosphere as alcohol cannot be bought on the premises.

The pub is just one of 70 art installations on display at Tate Modern.

The gallery is hosting No Soul For Sale - A Festival of Independents for its anniversary celebrations.

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