Ai Weiwei gave us porcelain sunflower seeds, Olafur Eliasson digitalised weather, Abraham Cruzvillegas a patch of living, breathing earth. Last year, French Danish collective SUPERFLEX installed a large swinging metallic ball and loads of triple seat swings: Instagram heaven. This year, it's the turn of Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera.
In recent years, Bruguera has walked through the streets of Ghent pulling sheep with a bit between her teeth, stood naked for hours on end with a headless lamb carcass around her neck eating dirt (Burden of Guilt, 2004) and presented Tate with one of its most controversial pieces in its collection: Tatlin’s Whisper #5, 2008. This involves two mounted police officers performing crowd-control exercises inside the museum: it was last seen during Tate Modern's expansion in 2016.
So far no details of her upcoming installation have been released, however, Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern has said: ‘Tania Bruguera is well known for the highly original and compelling way in which she addresses major political concerns of our time, not only within debates about art and art history, but also in the hope of effecting real change in the world around us. I am delighted that she will be undertaking this year’s Hyundai Commission and I look forward to seeing how she activates the public forum of the Turbine Hall.’
If Frances Morris has reason to be excited, so do we all!
|What||Hyundai Commission, Tate Modern, 2018: Tania Bruguera|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
02 Oct 18 – 24 Feb 19, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Please click here for more information|