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EL ANATSUI: BEHIND THE RED MOON IS THE TURBINE HALL COMMISSION

October 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Source: FAD Magazine

Thousands of metal bottle tops and fragments have been stitched together into three expansive abstract compositions.  These undulating forms, which are the artist’s largest work to date, cut through the vast industrial space of the Turbine Hall, reflecting on the expanse of human history and the elemental power of the natural world. Each sculpture refers to Anatsui’s interest in the movement and migration of goods and people during the transatlantic slave trade. This is the eighth annual Hyundai Commission, made possible by the ongoing partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor.

Hyundai Commission: El Anatsui: Behind the Red Moon is staged in three acts which visitors are invited to move between. The first hanging, titled ‘The Red Moon’, resembles the majestic sail of a ship billowing out in the wind, announcing the beginning of a journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Red liquor bottle tops form the outline of a red moon, or ‘blood moon’, as it appears during a lunar eclipse. The second sculpture, ‘The World’, is composed of many individual layers that evoke human figures suspended in a restless state.

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Start:
October 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://fadmagazine.com/2023/10/09/el-anatsui-behind-the-red-moon-is-the-turbine-hall-commission/

Organizer

Turnbine Hall, Tate Modern

Venue

Turnbine Hall
Turnbine Hall, Tate Modern
London, United Kingdom
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