Tanks @ Tate, go have a look

The Tate Modern is getting bigger (Herzog & De Meuron) and apparently they can’t wait to put the new space to work. The gallery is using the basement of its future annex for a 15-week festival of live art and performance. The Tanks, which were used to store oil when the building was a power station, are currently hosting a video installation by a Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim. The film shows the artist telling a story about a famous Korean actress. It is amusing… not more. In The Crystal Quilt, a video installation by Suzanne Lacy, the camera looks down from above on hundreds of women complaining about their age. There was a live music performance but I couldn’t get in as it was ticketed-only. I would say that these first selections for the Tanks were not my cup of tea but it is a good use of space until the full expansion is complete in 2016. Go have a look at the industrial feeling space if you are around, perhaps on your way to the Hirst or Munch exhibitions.


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