The new Tate Modern will display works by over 300 artists from around the world, many for the first time. The iconic works of Mark Rothko and Henri Matisse will be joined by new acquisitions from Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, including Meschac Gaba and Cildo Meireles.
A huge sculpture of a tree almost seven metres tall, created by acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei will take centre stage in the Turbine Hall. This is the most recent work to join the collection.
In the opening three weeks visitors might encounter Tania Bruguera’s police on horseback, hear Tino Sehgal’s gallery attendants bursting into song or find Amalia Pica’s strangers holding up a string of bunting. This free programme of live art, part of the ongoing BMW Tate Live partnership, includes performance-based works from Tate’s collection which will be scattered throughout the building. The Tanks will also host new performances every day from 17 June to 3 July.
- Cildo Meireles, Babel, 2001. Courtesy of the artist
- Tania Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper #5 Performance in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern ,2008 . Courtesy of the artist