Tate Modern

Established in South London in 2000.


Tate Modern is one of the main art institutions as part of the Tate group (including Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives). Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, the building was reinvented in 1995 by Herzog & de Meuron and later added a new adjacent venue which opened in 2016.

The Tate Modern holds works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 until today. The Turbine Hall, which once housed the electricity generators of the old power station, is five storeys tall with 3,400 square metres of floorspace. It is used to display large specially-commissioned works by contemporary artists.

With 5.7 million visitors it is in the top ten most visited museums and galleries in the world.

Contacts & Details
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Upcoming Exhibitions
Steve McQueen at Tate Modern
Organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Pirelli HangarBicocca, the show is the first major exhibition...
13 Feb 2020 - 10 May 2020
Current Exhibitions
Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
Artist Kara Walker undertakes the Hyundai Motor commission for the year 2019, intervening in the setting...
02 Oct 2019 - 05 Apr 2020
Dóra Maurer
Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer is at the centre of the comprehensive solo exhibition at Tate Modern,...
05 Aug 2019 - 05 Jul 2020
Past Exhibitions
Ellen Gallagher: AxME
Ellen Gallagher is one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists to have emerged from North America...
01 May 2013 - 01 Sep 2013
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
The exhibition’s title is derived from Marlene Dumas‘s The Image as Burden (1993), a small...
05 Feb 2015 - 10 May 2015
Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010
Sigmar Polke was one of the most insatiably experimental artists of the twentieth century. This retrospective...
09 Oct 2014 - 08 Feb 2015
Mona Hatoum Solo Show
Mona Hatoum‘s solo show will be on view at Tate Modern from may 4th to August 21st at Tate Modern,...
04 May 2016 - 21 Aug 2016
Performing for the Camera
Serious performance art, portraiture, or just simply posing for the camera? What does it mean to perform...
18 Feb 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
Belonging Together
Tate Modern presents the exhibition “Belonging Together: Connecting Global Students, Refugees and...
19 May 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Georgia O’Keeffe
Tate Modern presents a major solo show by Georgia O’Keeffe. The artist is best known for her paintings...
06 Jul 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
Philippe Parreno Hyundai Commission
The Turbine Hall is transformed into an immersive experience, challenging the visitors’ perception...
04 Oct 2016 - 02 Apr 2017
Wilfredo Lam Solo Show
Wifredo Lam’s distinctive style shook the assumptions of western Modernism. His distinctive paintings...
14 Sep 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern
Tate Modern presents a retrospective exhibition by Robert Rauschenberg, displaying the entire career...
01 Dec 2016 - 02 Apr 2017
BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights
This is the first BMW Tate Live Exhibition and it will mark a new way of presenting an exhibition: the...
24 Mar 2017 - 02 Apr 2017
Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017
On the occasion of his first solo show at Tate Modern, London, the artist will presents a series of his...
15 Feb 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
Hyundai Commission: Superflex
2018 Hyundai Commission will be undertaken by SUPERFLEX, a Danish collective which is going to reinvent...
03 Oct 2017 - 02 Apr 2018
Fahrelnissa Zeid Solo Show
Zeid had an obsession with dazzling colours and line which visitors will be able to rediscover with this...
22 Jun 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Tate Modern presents a show that opens at the height of the Civil Right movement (1963). The exhibition...
12 Jul 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
This survey on the artist’s oeuvre is an opportunity to see Modigliani’s emotionally intense...
23 Nov 2017 - 02 Apr 2018
Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer
Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer, the latest in the series of annual displays, brings together works by artist...
23 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2019
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 features around seventy paintings and works on paper, illustrating...
30 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2019
Tania Bruguera
Tania Bruguera is the artist chosen by Tate Modern and Hyundai Motor to display her installation in Tate...
02 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay‘s 24-hour video installation The Clock is on display at Tate Modern during...
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art is the first big-scale exhibition to explore...
02 May 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, “In Real Life” explores...
11 Jul 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
The exhibition at Tate Modern provides an insight into the 70-year career of the Greek artist Takis,...
03 Jul 2019 - 27 Oct 2019