The Tanks at Tate Modern
Opens: 18/07/2012 Closes: 28/10/2012 Tate Modern, LondonTate Modern hands out the art history equivalent of a knighthood to 'new' media this summer. The museum has expanded, not into their new above-ground structure yet, but the huge, subterranean space beneath the new site, called the Tanks - the world's first museum galleries dedicated to performance, film, live art and installation. A 15-week festival kicks things off. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tanks-tate-modern/eventseries/tanks-art-action Buy: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/search?f=im_vid_45%3A2633&solrsort=is_sticky%20des…
The Arts Desk“There's plenty to excite visitors...” Most exciting is the fact that central London has a handsome new performance space. Those from theatre and music will no doubt be eyeing them up, licking their lips, seeing what the possibilities could be. Watch this space...
The Independent“The space looks like the remnants of a lost civilisation...” There's a social aspect to the work that will be shown in the Tanks' forthcoming programme, with performances changing almost daily, which goes beyond interaction and participation for its own sake...
The Telegraph“The curatorial failure has been more or less total...” The opening tomorrow of The Tanks will, I think, come to be seen as the pivotal moment in the history of art, when these once marginal forms of artistic expressions were fully incorporated into the museum-going experience...
Guardian“At this point, not yet tested by use, the Tanks feel credible.” In the end, these underground chambers are simply extraordinary places, of a kind that would not now be invented from scratch...
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