Tate Modern's bodyspacemotionthings event, which on its original run in the Seventies saw more splinters than a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle convention, has resulted in more injuries during this year's re-staging. Despite a liberal application of modern-day elf 'n safety standards, including sandbags and stop-blocks, 23 people conspired to injure themselves in the first week alone, with a small number requiring a hospital visit. It's becoming par for the course in the Turbine Hall: Doris Salcedo's crack in the ground proved something of a safety hazard in 2007. Perhaps galleries should start doling out protective bubble suits to accident-prone art fans.
Last Updated 13 July 2009