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Explore Tate Modern's Turbine Hall – a vast, iconic space for large-scale sculpture and site-specific installation art.

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Kara Walker's Fons Americanus is a tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Created by artist for the 2019 Hyundai Commission in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Turbine Hall, Activist Art, Kara Walker, Victoria Memorial, Palace London, Tate Gallery, Art Installation, Mark Making, Buckingham Palace
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Kara Walker's Fons Americanus

Kara Walker's Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Created by artist for the 2019 Hyundai Commission in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

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Kara Walker takes over Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale.

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Kara Walker's 'Fons Americanus' 2019 💧💧💧

Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale in Kara Walker's ambitious Hyundai Commission: 'Fons Americanus' in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of London's Buckingham Palace, the 13-metre high fountain questions how we remember history in our public monuments and at the same time, presents a narrative on the origins of the African diaspora.⁣⁣

Anthony Eyton RA Bankside -The Turbine Hall Must find a larger resolution, one of my favourite paintings. Turbine Hall, Steam Turbine, St Lawrence College, London Art, Modern Sculpture, Urban Landscape, Cool Artwork, Installation Art, Pictures

Anthony Eyton, Bankside - The Turbine Hall 1995-6

In 1994 Eyton was one of a number artists invited by Tate to work in the interior of Bankside power station, now Tate Modern. This picture captures the enormous scale of the turbine hall. He wrote: ‘the machinery looked like modern sculpture and everywhere there were the colours of rust and blue paint’.

Since Tate Modern first opened in it has become a London landmark, not just for the art it houses, but also for the architecture of the building itself. Turbine Hall, Switch House, Millennium Bridge, Olafur Eliasson, Tate Britain, London Landmarks, Down The River, London Skyline, London Bus

Boris Charmatz, Adrénaline 2015

Since Tate Modern first opened in 2000, it has become a London landmark, not just for the art it houses, but also for the architecture of the building itself.

The Unilever Series: Juan Muñoz: Double Bind – Exhibition at Tate Modern Double Bind, Turbine Hall, Geometric Graphic, Installation Art, Monochrome, Flow, Display, Sculpture, Architecture

The Unilever Series: Juan Muñoz: Double Bind – Exhibition at Tate Modern | Tate

Juan Munoz Double Bind at Tate Modern

Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern Turbine Hall Residency th 2011 Turbine Hall, Installation Art, Case Study, Public, Explore, Thesis, Modern, Inspirational, People

Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern 2010–2011, Turbine Hall Residency 2010, th 2011 | Tate

participants at the event lie on the floor of the Tate Modern's Turbine hall spell out the word T-A-T-E Historical Society, Historical Sites, Photography Gallery, Art Photography, Turbine Hall, Digital Strategy, Installation Art, Art History, Marriage

Instagram's #empty movement explores art spaces after hours

First New York and now London, Instagrammers are persuading the world’s biggest galleries and theatres to let them in after hours – with stunning results

Matthew Pillsbury, 'Slides in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 2007 Tate Modern London, Turbine Hall, School Of Visual Arts, Pillsbury, London Travel, Installation Art, Fine Art Photography, Black And White, Gallery

‘Slides in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 2007’, Matthew Pillsbury, 2007 | Tate

Artwork page for ‘Slides in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 2007’, Matthew Pillsbury, 2007

Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern Turbine Hall Residency th 2011 Turbine Hall, Leigh Bowery, Architecture Art Design, Call Art, Dance Company, Famous Photographers, Dance Photography, Installation Art, Photo Art

Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern 2010–2011, Turbine Hall Residency 2010, th 2011 | Tate

Tania Bruguera’s Hyundai Commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall asked museum visitors to experience a community-driven response to the global migration crisis. Migration Crisis, Turbine Hall, Installation Art, This Or That Questions, Outdoor Decor, Modern, Museum, Community, Google Search

Questions for Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera’s Hyundai Commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall asked museum visitors to experience a community-driven response to the global migration crisis.

View showing a man in descent inside one of the slides from Carsten Höller Test Site at Tate Modern. Turbine Hall, London Market, Tate Gallery, Science, Design Thinking, Installation Art, Illustration Art, Ceramics, Paper

Art of Interaction: A Theoretical Examination of Carsten Höller’s Test Site – Tate Papers | Tate

Mark Windsor, Art of Interaction: A Theoretical Examination of Carsten Höller’s Test Site, Tate Papers no.15, Spring 2011

A balloon fish suspended in front of a screen, part of Philippe Parreno’s Anywhen. Philippe Parreno, Balloon Fish, Turbine Hall, Ragnar, Environmental Art, Installation Art, Whale, Sculpture, Concert

Philippe Parreno’s Turbine Hall review – mesmerising and unmissable

Anywhen is one of the very best Turbine Hall commissions, filling the space with sounds and furies, stillness and movement