Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Tate Modern / London

March 12, 2008

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has been chosen as the next artist to undertake the Unilever Series commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (The Independent).

The space is currently hosting Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth, a giant crack that extends down the centre of the building’s floor, which is due to close on the 6 April. Gonzalez-Foerster is expected to install her piece in September, becoming the ninth artist to take up this prestigious commission. Works by Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Bruce Nauman, Olafur Eliasson and Carston Höller are now etched in our memory as a result of the exposure generated from the Turbine Hall commissions – it has received 19 million visitors since it opened 8 years ago.
Gonzalez-Foerster has recently appeared in Tate as part of the group exhibition “World as a Stage,” creating the popular installation Séance de Shadow. She has exhibited worldwide and now splits her time between Paris and Sao Paulo.

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