24: Get the latest trends in contemporary sculpture with Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall’s temporary exhibitions


The Unilever series is an annual exhibition where an artist is invited to create a work of art for the Tate’s monumental Turbine Hall. The installations are among the most innovative sculptures of recent years – previous artists include Louise Bourgeois (2000) or Anish Kapoor (2002) – while their playful nature means that they are still accessible to the layman.

The unilever series at the Tate Modern

Last year installation, TH.2058 by Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, depicted a nightmarish vision of London in 2058, filled with Sci-Fi books on colourful bunk beds, giant animal skeletons and a massive screen showing strange films.

Tate Modern's Unilever series: 2009-2010 installationThis year, Polish artist Miroslaw Balka has designed a huge box of 13 metres high and 30 metres long, filled with darkness, where visitors can enter. The pitch-dark interior is designed to alter the sense of space and create a sensation of excitement and unease.

View from the inside of the box:

Tate Modern's Unilever series: 2009-2010

The Unilever series change every year and works are displayed from approximately October to April every year. Access is free.

Nearest Tube Station: Southwark

Tate Modern Unilever Series website

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