Don’t be deceived by the appearance of The Tanks work site; underground, the heart of the new extension of the TATE Gallery starts to beat with its new full program of international performance, film, talks and live events.
After the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion, the Swiss architecture duo Herzog and De Meuronhave returned to London for the opening of the first stage of their new project due for completion in the 2016.
The newly opened first space is a dark art bunker created in the oil tanks area of the old Bankside Power Station. The addition ties in perfectly with the original whilst creating an innovative space that takes inspiration from the art around it whilst providing the opportunity for new artistic production.
new galleries. One houses two new prestigious acquisitions of the TATE collection, by Lis Rhodes and Suzanne Lacy. Suzanne Lacy shows The Crystal Quilt, an art public performance project realized in Minneapolis in 1987, in collaboration with almost 500 old women that represent the heart of this project.
With her creation Light Music (1975), Lis Rhodes uses film and sound to create a spatial performance that involve the visitor in a game of shadows and lights between two-projector face one another on the opposite extreme of the room.
The East Tank hosts the works of the Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim, including the film Temper Clay, which was commissioned by The Tanks and collaborates with American composer David Michael DiGregorio.
The most interesting space is the new circular room that attempts to reinvent the idea of the museum as active space, able to house a large and multifaceted range of events. The space is composed around four columns that create around them different stages, a mix of lines and curves.
The museum opens today, housing the performance of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, with a changing weekly programme running for the next 15 weeks, until 28 October. Other notable events at The Tanks include: Eddie Peake’s performance (21-22 July) which works with bodies, movement and personal memories; Tania Bruguera (31 July – 15 August) debates the conditions and social role of immigrants; the choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz (25-30 September) and Aldo Tambellini (9-14 October) Retracing Black.
For more information, visit Tate.org.uk
Sign up for our newsletter!
Jason Woodside, Judith Charles Gallery, July 2014
- Gina Minichino, Kiss, 2011 The Curator Gallery, in Chelsea, invites various folks to curate shows on a periodic basis. The… »
- Opening night for The Second Life of Flowers by Sirikul Pattachote at the Lodge Gallery Art by Sirikul Pattachote at The… »
- July 17 2014. The evening saw the opening reception of Sophie Gaucher’s Constellations at Museum Quality, a concept space… »
- Small works on paper from Alissa Blumenthal series Work-in-progress: Istomina's new video based on the footage from… »
- Color Us Happy to be out on ART NIGHT Artist George Horner The borderline between East Side and West Side is… »
- Color Rules in the Art Shows of South Korea Mixing Art with the art crowd in South Korea * AF Editor Note: Deukyun… »
- Amorphic Form 1 (Wave), Iron Amorphic Form 3 (Claw), Bronze In the art world, to utilize the most expensive and… »
- Limones (after Ouka Leele), 2014 Barça 86, 2014 A project space in East Harlem is currently featuring a show by Wendy… »
- Rockaway! was envisioned by Patti Smith and MoMA PS1’s Director, Klaus Biesenbach, both Rockaway residents. Their… »
- A series of sketches and watercolor paintings by Hank Blaustein are currently on view in Chelsea. The exhibition, Drawn… »