In 2007 they were the subject of a large Tate Modern retrospective. “We felt we deserved it”, says Gilbert. “But we wanted it in the right Tate, not the wrong Tate.”
“Every English artist who has a show in Tate Britain is finished two weeks later,” says Gilbert. “It’s the kiss of death. If you have Tate Modern, then the other one must be Tate Old-Fashioned. They’re trying to say that they don’t really believe in British modern art.”
Courtney Boyd Myers: London’s Silicon Roundabout from a New York state of mind (via Dan W).
I should write more about the differences between UK and US mindsets, but this is definitely one thing I’ve noticed.