Description - Hyundai Commission: Superflex by Donald Hyslop
Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, the Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world's most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, reaching an audience of millions. The way artists have interpreted this vast industrial space has revolutionised public perceptions of contemporary art in the twenty-first century. The annual Hyundai Commission, now in its third year, gives artists an opportunity to create new work for this unique context. In 2017 the Hyundai Commission will be undertaken by the Danish collective SUPERFLEX, known for their interests in unifying urban spaces and commenting on society with authenticity through art. Migration, alternative energy and the power of global capital are just some of the motives behind their highly engaging, visual and often humorous work. They are best known for their playfully subversive installations and films. Referring to their works as tools, the collective engage alternative models for the creation of social and economic organisation. SUPERFLEX was founded in 1993 by Danish artists Bjornstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen. Based in Copenhagen, they have gained international recognition for their projects and solo exhibitions around the world and are represented in several public art institutions, such as MoMA, New York; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais; and Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City. Created in close collaboration with SUPERFLEX, the book will feature a fully illustrated survey of their work and an in-depth conversation between the artists and curator Donald Hyslop. Exploring in fascinating detail the artistic processes involved in creating this exciting new work, it will include stunning photographs of the dramatic new installation to be revealed in the Turbine Hall in October 2017.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 170mm x mm)
Publisher: Tate Publishing
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Author Biography - Donald Hyslop
Donald Hyslop is Head of Regeneration and Community for Tate.