The Far and the Near: St Ives and International Art is the title of the exhibition at Tate St. Ives on view until January 13, 2013. The exhibit explores the history of the colony in the context of modernity and contemporary art. It includes new acquisitions of contemporary and modern works, especially from the post-war period.
The invitation reads, “Drawing on important and recently acquired works from the Tate collection, as well as archival material, this exhibition will reposition many of the artists and works associated with St Ives in a contemporary context in which they find new resonances and relevance. ■