Tate Modern launches initial BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights

Posted on 24. Nov, 2016 by in BMW Canada

London. Tate and BMW currently announced that an annual
live muster will be staged in Tate Modern’s singular underground
Tanks. It will open in open 2017 as partial of a ongoing BMW Tate
Live programme. This proclamation outlines a new depart in a concept
of a art exhibition: rather than saying a display of static
objects, visitors will be invited to try a uncover as it unfolds
over time. This new format will mix installation, performance,
film, video, sound and talks over a generation of 10 days from 24 March
to 2 Apr 2017.


In contrariety to a white brick gallery spaces used for traditional
exhibitions, artists will be means to make use of a raw, industrial
impression of a Tanks – outrageous subterranean petrify containers
creatively built to reason a fuel for Bankside Power Station. They
have now been converted into a world’s initial museum space dedicated
to performance, film and installation. The choice atmosphere of
a Tanks will yield visitors with a particular plcae in which
to rivet with new art in a new way. The muster will also
extend outward to a new Terrace above of a Tanks, animating the
landscape around a Switch House for a initial time.


For a initial BMW Tate Live Exhibition a organisation of artists have each
been invited to emanate new installations within a Tanks, that can
afterwards act as a horde or theatre for other artists and viewers. The
installations will operation from a plant-filled salonl to a cloud of
synthetic obscurity and will be giveaway to revisit during a day. In the
evening, they will be serve charcterised with ticketed performances by a
operation of rising and determined artists from around a world.


Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions, Tate Modern, said:
“‘Our enlightenment is always changing, and so exhibitions contingency change too.
In a connected digital age, artists and audiences are preoccupied by
live practice common in a moment. Our new annual BMW Tate Live
Exhibition reflects this shift. It is built around a routine of
inviting, welcoming, hosting and sharing, that comes directly from
a approach many artists work today. we can’t wait to see how they can push
a format of a muster even serve in years to come.”


Dr Nicolas Peter, Senior Vice President Region Europe, BMW Group,
said: “For roughly 50 years, a BMW Group has been concerned in
culture, always aiming for partnerships fore-fronting developments in
a art world. The BMW Tate Live format brings together two
innovative, artistic and future-oriented organizations, both of which
are leaders in their fields. We are unapproachable to continue operative with
Tate to keep pulling bounds and enabling a museum knowledge of
a future, while respecting artistic leisure and curatorial integrity.”


Featured artists will embody Fujiko Nakaya (b.1933, Japan), a
colonize of haze sculpture who initial came to inflection by her
partnership with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) in the
1970s. Nakaya will renovate a South Terrace outward Tate Modern
with an immersive sculpture done wholly of H2O vapour, providing
an sourroundings for singular performances and participation. Isabel Lewis
(b.1981, Dominican Republic) will be in chateau in a Tanks Lobby
via a generation of a exhibition. She will horde a series of
her signature occasions, that mix music, food, splash and perfume
to emanate a charged atmosphere for discussions and dance. CAMP, a
collaborative studio founded in Mumbai in 2007, will use the
Transformer Galleries as a space to share their repository of digital
video, unprepared films and electronic media, doubt the
bounds of tenure and authority. Wu Tsang (b.1982, USA) and Fred
Moten (b.1962, USA), will benefaction Gravitational Feel, a sculptural
opening regulating fabric and sound to try a amicable and physical
stress of hold and voice. Other participating artists will
include: Carlos Casas, Ian Cheng, Lygia Lewis, Phill Niblock, Daïchi
Saïto and Lorenzo Senni, whose live performances in and around the
Tanks will camber film, song and dance.


The BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights is curated by
Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) and
Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator of International Art (Film) with
Isabella Maidment, Assistant Curator of Performance and Carly
Whitefield, Assistant Curator of Film.


BMW Tate Live BMW Tate Live is a long-term
partnership between BMW and Tate that facilities innovative live art,
both in-gallery and online. BMW Tate Live aims to strech an
general public by new forms of art, addressing audiences
changing needs, tastes and interests in art. The beginning creates a
new space for partnership and a programme that encompasses
performance, film, sound, designation and learning – areas where
artists can take larger risks and examination freely. The programme
aims to incite discuss on how art can impact intellectual, amicable and
earthy change.


About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment

For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and intent in
over 100 informative cooperations worldwide. The association places a main
concentration of a long-term joining on contemporary and complicated art,
exemplary song and jazz as good as pattern and design. In 1972,
3 large-scale paintings were combined by a artist Gerhard Richter
privately for a corridor of a BMW Group’s Munich headquarters.
Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW.
Currently, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari are formulating a subsequent dual vehicles for a BMW Art Car
Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, a BMW Art
Journey and a “Opera for All” concerts in Berlin, Munich and London,
a association also partners with heading museums and art fairs as well
as orchestras and show houses around a world. The BMW Group takes
extensive artistic leisure in all a informative activities – as this
beginning is as essential for producing groundbreaking artistic work
as it is for vital innovations in a successful business.

Further information:







For serve questions greatfully contact:


Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49 89-382-24753, Fax: +49 89-382-10881


Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-45382


Duncan Holden

Press Officer, Tate

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7887 4939, E-mail:





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