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Hyundai Motor and Tate Modern Announce a Opening of a Fourth Hyundai Commission by Tania Bruguera

10/01/2018, Seoul, Korea

  • Acclaimed Cuban artist Tania Bruguera unveils a fourth Hyundai Commission
  • Hyundai Motor’s tellurian joining to bringing inspiring, artistic practice to people in all areas of a universe continues

, Oct. 1, 2018 – Hyundai Motor and Tate Modern now announced a opening of a fourth annual Hyundai Commission combined by Tania Bruguera. The Hyundai Commission invites general artists to emanate site-specific works for Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall and has been done probable by a singular 11-year partnership between Hyundai Motor and Tate – a longest initial joining in Tate’s history.

The acclaimed Cuban artist and romantic Tania Bruguera now unveils a multisensory mutation of a Turbine Hall. In response to a predicament in migration, Bruguera has instigated a array of interventions focused on a standing of a neighbor and a significance of internal interaction. She invites visitors to take partial in mystic actions, from divulgence a dark picture underneath a heat-sensitive floor, to great underneath a change of an organic compound. She has also worked with Tate Modern’s neighbors to emanate approach action: institutional changes that embody renaming partial of a museum itself.

The work’s pretension is an ever-increasing figure: a series of people who migrated from one nation to another final year combined to a stream series of migrant deaths accessible so distant this year. This numeric pretension is demonstrative of a perfect scale of mass emigration and a risks involved. Rather than being printed on posters or labels, this numeric pretension is hammered directly on visitors’ wrists.

While these statistics can feel unknown and overwhelming, Bruguera aims to blow them by focusing on a acts of individuals. She has brought together a organisation of 21 people who live or work in a same postcode as Tate Modern to try how a museum can learn from and adjust to a internal village over a generation of a commission. As one of their initial actions, Tate Modern’s north building a Boiler House has been renamed in respect of internal romantic Natalie Bell, selected for her certain grant to a lives of others in SE1. The renaming, that will be in outcome for one year, recognizes a value of village work for society. This thought is explored serve in a declaration created by a Tate Neighbors proposing a enlightenment of tie and mutual commitment, that automatically appears to visitors as they sign-in to a gallery’s giveaway WiFi.

Visitors will confront serve oblique intrusion within a Turbine Hall. Low-frequency sound, done in partnership with sound artist and owners of Hyperdub annals Steve Goodman (known as Kode9), charges a space with an unsettling appetite and a clarity that something is changing. The gymnasium is also lonesome in a clearly plain black floor, underneath that is dark a outrageous picture selected by Natalie Bell. It depicts a face of a immature male who left Syria in 2011 and found romantic and unsentimental support by SE1 United, a internal gift that Bell helps to run. Bruguera sees this picture as a ‘horizontal mural’, so immeasurable it can usually be review from a stretch though dark so it can usually be done manifest by those within touching distance. Visitors can try to exhibit this hulk mural by common movement with their evident neighbors in a hall, touching a heat-sensitive element on a building to display a picture beneath.

In an age when a 24-hour news cycle presents emigration as a everlasting predicament over a control, Bruguera also wants to mangle down a romantic barriers to fight apathy. While a Turbine Hall provides a place to try a energy of common action, an adjoining room offers a really opposite experience. A contained organic devalue is expelled into this space to satisfy tears and incite what a artist describes as ‘forced empathy’: a earthy greeting by that she hopes to trigger a common romantic response.

Hyundai Motor has instituted partnerships with a series of organizations, including a National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA), and a Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This beginning brings together organizations with a common prophesy of charity improved entrance to experiencing art. In partnership with museums, Hyundai Motor invites audiences to try a singular values of art by moving exhibitions and sparkling programs.

Through a partnership with Tate, general artists – Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philippe Parreno, and artist common SUPERFLEX – remade a Turbine Hall as a partial of a Hyundai Commission.

‘Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera’ is on perspective from 2 Oct 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 during Tate Modern. It is curated by Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) and Isabella Maidment, Assistant Curator of Performance. The elect will be accompanied by a new book from Tate Publishing.

About Tania Bruguera
Tania Bruguera was innate in Havana, Cuba in 1968 and now lives and works between Havana and New York. She complicated during Escuela de Arte San Alejandro and a Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and a School of a Art Institute of Chicago. She has orchestrated large-scale projects around a world, including Cátedra Arte de Conducta in Havana and Immigrant Movement International in New York and has taken partial in a Havana Biennial, São Paulo Biennial, Venice Biennale, Documenta; Istanbul Biennial, Shanghai Biennial and Gwangju Biennial. Solo exhibitions of her work have been staged during a Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Neuberger Museum of Art in New York, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven; Centre Pompidou in Paris; Yerba Buena Center for a Arts in San Francisco, and MoMA, New York.

About a Turbine Hall
Since Tate Modern non-stop in 2000, a Turbine Hall has hosted some of a world’s many noted and acclaimed works of contemporary art, reaching an assembly of millions any year. The approach artists have interpreted this immeasurable industrial space has revolutionized open perceptions of contemporary art in a twenty-first century. The annual Hyundai Commission gives artists an event to emanate new work for this singular context. It is done probable by a long-term partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor, reliable until 2025 as partial of a longest initial joining from a corporate unite in Tate’s history.

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*Image Credit: Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera © Ben Fisher

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  • No. 1 – Tania Bruguera (Hyundai Commission artist)
  • No. 2 – (from left to right) Frances Morris (Director, Tate Modern),Tania Bruguera (Hyundai Commission artist), Tony Whitehorn (President CEO, Hyundai Motor UK).
  • No. 3 No. 4 – Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera


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