Richard Tuttle is best known for cute, colourful works constructed from throw-away materials such as cardboard, string and foam, and the Tate draws on the same inspiration. The finished piece will be a colourful fabric sculpture measuring twelve metres high, suspended from the ceiling of the space and softening hard architectural lines around it. The litheness of the material, and the piece’s playful disregard for the seriousness of art, form a striking contrast with the Turbine Hall’s brutalist interior architecture, whilst at the same time chiming with the industrial history of the space and its historical connection to the production of materials that form, quite literally, the fabric of everyday life.
This is, of course, the latest Turbine Hall installation in a line of international pieces from some of the world’s boldest and most ambitious artists. Since the opening of the space in 2000, it has played host to large-scale visual, acoustic and interactive works by artists as Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, and Olafur Eliason. It’s perhaps the most hallowed artistic space in the country.
|What||Richard Tuttle, Tate Modern Turbine Hall|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
14 Oct 14 – 06 Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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