It may look like Tate Britain’s been decked out by your over-zealous next door neighbour, but in fact this is a commissioned artwork. Home for Christmas is an installation by Alan Kane, who’s festooned the 120-year-old neo-classical facade with LED Santas, reindeer, snowmen and Christmas trees, along with ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs.
It certainly makes a change from the art gallery’s usual classic Christmas tree look. And before you brand it ‘tacky’, we have it on good authority from our resident art critic that “There’s no such thing as tacky in art. If it looks tacky, then it’s ironically tacky.”
Anyway, we rather like it. Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow.
Tate Britain’s unlikely lights — officially illuminated on 2 December — can then be seen from 5am-midnight daily, until 6 January 2018.
Last Updated 01 December 2017