As you head in to the gallery you encounter a crowd of busts from Giacometti. It's immediately obvious how Giacometti goes from merely representing life to creating life. Giacometti at the Tate Modern tells the artist's story and his continued attempts to describe human beings at a time when humanity had seemingly left Europe.
The winding, white-walled warren of Wolfgang Tillmans' Tate Modern exhibition takes us through a world of images where the viewer becomes the story teller. Beginning by studying every image, depicting everything from close ups to landscapes; moving in and out of a multiplicity of narratives, trying to piece together an intention and connect this mass of information.
It’s worth braving the crowds at the British museum to see ‘Hokusai: beyond the great wave’ this summer. Aside from the insights in to Japanese culture and image making, there’s a lot you can learn about building your own brand and making a living from your art which is relevant to modern creative practice.