Art attack as Tate Modern more than doubles in size
Since it opened in 2000 in a former power station Tate Modern on London’s Bankside has become one of the city’s most popular attraction, as well as the world’s most popular gallery of modern art and tomorrow its will unveil what looks set to the most important cultural building in Britain for almost 20 years when its new extension opens tomorrow.
The 10-storey switch house will offer a variety of spaces for visitors and for art – from a new home for live art in the Tanks, to a panoramic roof terrace overlooking the London skyline and a new fine-dining restaurant.
The New Tate modern will have 60 per cent more display space and feature over 250 artists from around 50 countries as the Turbine Hall will become the heart of the new gallery, surrounded by the existing six-storey Boiler House and the new 10-storey Switch House, created by world-leading architects Herzog & de Meuron.
You can be among the first to see the new Tate Modern as it marks the opening with a three-day celebration featuring a special late-night event on Friday curated by young people from Tate Collective London, as well as a choral work with over 500 singers from community choirs across London and film and video works from Tate’s collection will be on display in the newly refurbished Starr Cinema. Tate staff will also be discussing their favourite works from the new collection hang in Uniqlo Ten Minute Art Talks.