Next Turbine Hall Artist Unveiled

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 112 months ago
Next Turbine Hall Artist Unveiled

3001_tate.jpg Polish artist Miroslaw Balka has won the commission for the next installation at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. It's the first public commission in the UK for an artist whose "ominous, blank-faced structures" draw on the destruction of Poland's Jewish communities during WW2. Balka's installation, the 10th in the Unilever series, will be unveiled in October, and follows the current, underwhelming TH.2058. While the relative anonymity of Balka may disappoint some gallery-goers hoping for a star name like Richard Serra, the Guardian's Adrian Searle is pleased by the decision. For anyone wishing to brush up on Balka's work, the Tate features some of his sculptures in their permanent collection, Level Three, Room Seven. (Image / kayodeok)

Last Updated 30 January 2009