John Stezaker, 'The Oath' 1978

Brian Dillon, co-curator of Ruin Lust, a new show at Tate Britain that offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling and comic uses of ruins in art, takes a close look at a mysterious collage that caught his eye

What’s on: Exhibitions

Tate Modern : Exhibition Final weeks: The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee

16 October 2013 – 9 March 2014

Tate Modern presents an exhibition of the witty, inventive, magical works of artist Paul Klee, focusing on the decade he spent teaching and working at the Bauhaus, the hotbed of modernist design

Tate Britain : Exhibition Ruin Lust

4 March – 18 May 2014

Tate Britain presents this wide-range exhibition about  the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day

Tate Modern : Exhibition Richard Hamilton

13 February – 26 May 2014

Tate Modern presents the first retrospective to encompass the full scope of Hamilton’s work, from his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011

Tate Britain : Exhibition Richard Deacon

5 February – 27 April 2014

Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of the work of Turner Prize winner and leading British sculptor Richard Deacon in this chronological survey including sculptures and a series of important drawings

Tate Liverpool : Exhibition Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain

28 February – 11 May 2014

Focusing on British art from the 1980s, Tate Liverpool's exhibition explores the vocabulary of culture, including words such as ‘liberation’ and ‘romance’

Tate St Ives : Exhibition Patrick Heron, 'The Long Table with Fruit: 1949' 1949 Coming soon: International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915–65

17 May – 28 September 2014

This exhibition explores the wider national and international contexts of post-war St Ives and challenges the familiar ideas of landscape

What's on: Events

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