Tate Modern unveils new Switch House extension in front of public opening

Tate Modern unveils new Switch House extension in front of public opening


Tate Modern’s new extension, the Switch House, continues to be revealed in front of its public opening on Friday.

The 65-metre tower belongs to the gallery’s ongoing £260m renovation, and it has been touted as the most crucial new cultural building within the United kingdom because the British Library. It’ll allow 60 percent more works of art in the its collection to become displayed, with more than 1 / 2 of the solo shows now showcasing functions by female artists.

The Ten-floor Switch House offers 360-degree sights based in london from the roof terrace while a sculptural tree by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei takes center stage around the bridge that connects the initial building using the extension. Performance art and interactive installations likely to enjoy more prominence because of elevated space.


Ai Weiwei’s 7m sculpture of the tree within the new Tate Modern (Rex)

Frances Morris, Tate Modern’s director, stated, in a launch event on Tuesday, that visitors will discover “more worldwide art, more art by ladies and new installations” within the revamped gallery, created by Herzog & de Meuron, the designers which changed the Bankside Power Station in to the Tate Modern in 2000.

The Tate Modern is easily the most-visited modern gallery on the planet, with figures set to develop if this formally reopens on 17 June for any weekend of celebrations.

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