the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron
 
the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron
jul 17, 2012

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron image © REUTERS/luke macgregor, image courtesy of the telegraph

 

 

‘the tanks’ at the tate modern designed by swiss architectural duo herzog & de meuron has just opened to the public in london, england as part of the current london 2012 festival in conjunction with the cultural olympiad. the first stage to reach completion of the ongoing ‘tate modern project’, this phase is a redevelopment of three industrial chambers which have remained unused since the 1981 decommissioning of the bankside power station. a future structure will be adjoined to the southern edge of the existing building, expanding the exhibition areas for the cultural institution by 60% and broadening the programmatic spread of the sectors of photography, performance and video.

a site-specific installation featuring a new work by korean artist sung hwan kim is the first to be integrated into the space. responding to the architecture, his piece interweaves personal history, fantasy, rumor, politics and culture. the permanent galleries will also be dedicated to live art exhibits, performance and film.

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron the tanks at tate modern photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron the tanks at tate modern photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron sung hwan kim the tanks commission, 2012 installation view © sung hwan kim photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron sung hwan kim the tanks commission, 2012 installation view © sung hwan kim photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron sung hwan kim the tanks commission, 2012 installation view © sung hwan kim photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron sung hwan kim the tanks commission, 2012 installation view © sung hwan kim photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron fase: four movements to the music of steve reich, tate modern, 2012 © anne teresa de keersmaeker photocredit: hugo glendinning

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron fase: four movements to the music of steve reich, tate modern, 2012 © anne teresa de keersmaeker photocredit: hugo glendinning

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron fase: four movements to the music of steve reich, tate modern, 2012 © anne teresa de keersmaeker photocredit: hugo glendinning

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron light music 1975 installation view, tate modern 18 july – 28 october 2012 © lis rhodes photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron light music 1975 installation view, tate modern 18 july – 28 october 2012 © lis rhodes photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron the crystal quilt 1985-7 (installation view, tate modern, 2012) © suzanne lacy photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron the crystal quilt 1985-7 (installation view, tate modern, 2012) © suzanne lacy photocredit: tate photography

 

the tanks at tate modern by herzog & de meuron image © ray tang / rex features

  • realite-that was hilarious. I love the possibilities opened by using this old building.

    Tetracyclone
  • Art in the catacombs?

    YAHEBA
  • do not judge ages, help me get the point of the installation. I do not see if it is more than a projection of texts

    lzkrew
  • Age is knowledge and experience, The best designers and architects in the world have past the half way point in life. why would it anger you that they are ‘old’.

    Ashley Scarborough
  • @chris

    wiping the failure out of his diaper

    realiT
  • To Ignacio Salazar: say what you will about the work, but two people aged 62 who have created a project on this scale are anything but old. What will you be doing at 62?

    Chris Arabadjis
  • ¿ THE TANKS?… CONGRATULATIONS. VERY OLD MEN.

    IGNACIO SALAZAR

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