Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker
October 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pmFree
The Turbine Hall is a contemporary artist’s blank canvas. With 85-foot-tall ceilings and more than 35,000 square feet of floor space, the environment has hosted everything from a life-sized interactive swing set (Superflex’s One Two Three Swing!, 2017) to a sea of hand-crafted porcelain seeds (Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, 2010). In March, Tate Modern and Hyundai Motor Company announced that New York–based artist Kara Walker—known for her black-paper silhouettes that depict the violence and suffering of slavery—would create this year’s annual Hyundai Commission in the space. Curated by Clara Kim, senior curator of international art (Africa, Asia, and the Middle East) and assistant curator of international art Priyesh Mistry, the project will be documented in a book from Tate Publishing.