THE NEW MODERN TATE 2016
First opened in 2002, Tate Modern is acclaimed worldwide as the pre-eminent gallery of modern and contemporary art.
On Friday the 17th of June 2016, The new Tate Modern opened its doors.
A NEW MUSEUM FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
The New Switch Hause building was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, who also designed the original conversion of the Bankside Power Station in 2002. The New Tate Modern is now the most important new cultural building that had been opened in Britain since the British library. And is now even more international, diverse and engaging.
The completely re-hung free collections displays feature 800 works by over 300 artist from over 50 countries, from Chile to India, Russia and Sudan to Thailand. The new displays tells a broader story of modern and contemporary art over the last 100 years.
The Switch House increases the size of Tate Modern by 60% and offers a huge new variety of experiences for visitors. They range from the subterranean concrete tanks, the first permanent museum spaces for live art, to new spaces for learning, and the magnificent panorama public viewing terrace on level 10. wich offers a completely new perspective of London.
Much-Love masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Henri Matisse, are joined by recent acquisitions from around the world which open out the history of modernism. These include 1930´s photography by lionel Wendt from Sri Lanka, 1950´s Collage by Benodi Behari Muhkerjee from India, and 1960´s sculpture by Saloua Raouda Choucair from Lebanon. There are also major works of contemporary art, including a giant tower of 800 radios, by Cildo Meireles from Brazil, a room of human hair and car bumpers by Sheela Gowda from India, a Tapestry of thousands of bottle tops by El Anatsui from Ghana and an immersive 8-screen film installation by Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Thailand.
The world´s most popular modern and contemporary art gallery.
©The New Tate Modern 2016.