London - Exhibition

Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker

Tate Modern

02 Oct 201905 Apr 2020

Artist Kara Walker undertakes the Hyundai Motor commission for the year 2019, intervening in the setting of the Turbin Hall at Tate Modern, London.

The New-York based painter’s artistic practice, ranging from drawings, prints and murals to large-scale installations, mainly deals with topics related with race, gender, sexuality and violence. Between her most significative pieces, her black cut-paper silhouetted figures, part of complex installations referencing the history of slavery in US.

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern said: “Kara Walker fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today. Her work addresses history and identity with a powerful directness, but also with great understanding, nuance and wit”.

The intervention by Walker is the fifth Hyundai Commission, born from the long-term partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor in order to invite contemporary artists to interact with the unique industrial setting of the Turbine Hall. The site-specific installation by Kara Walker will be on view from October 2, 2019 to April 5, 2020.

 

 

  • Kara Walker © Ari MarcopoulosKara Walker © Ari Marcopoulos

Related Artists

Kara Walker

Kara Walker

Curators

Clara Kim

Priyesh Mistry

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; fri, sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Free, except for special exhibitions

ESTABLISHED:
2000

SPACE:
5000 m2

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ADDRESS:
Bankside London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom