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KARA WALKER × TATE MODERN

The American artist’s been selected by the Hyundai Commission to show at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

Kara Walker Hyundai Commission Tate Modern artist
Kara Walker Hyundai Commission Tate Modern artist

Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, its industrial Turbine Hall space has hosted some of the most acclaimed and experimental works of contemporary art – many of which were facilitated by the annual Hyundai Commission, a partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor that provides artists with the opportunity to create work specifically for the space.

This year, Stockton-born, New York-based Kara Walker has been announced as the latest artist to customise the hall. Known for exploring of race, gender, sexuality and violence, Walker’s used a range of medium ranging from drawings, shadow puppets and projections to murals and large sculptural installations – so it’ll be exciting to see how she chooses to interpret the vast space.

Frances Morris, Director, 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. Seeing her respond to the industrial scale of the Turbine Hall – and the wider context of London and British history – is a hugely exciting proposition.”

Walker’s new work for the Turbine Hall will be open from 2 October 2019 to 5 April 2020.

Kara Walker installation A Subtlety Marvelous Sugar Baby
Kara Walker artist installation

A Kara Walker installation view “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”, 2014.

Kara Walker installation A Subtlety Marvelous Sugar Baby
A Kara Walker installation view “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”, 2014.
Kara Walker artist installation
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KARA WALKER × TATE MODERN

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