• The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds 2010 the interior of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern with Ai Weiwei's installation of sunflower seeds

    The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei
    Sunflower Seeds 2010

    Photo: Tate Photography
    © Ai Weiwei

In the process of making The Unilever Series at Tate Modern app I’ve been lucky enough to spend time poring over all the photography, films and text produced by Tate since the first installation by Louise Bourgeois in 2000.

The app has been very well received getting a five star review from Apps Magazine who are ‘deeply impressed with depth of content made available.’  It has won recognition from both the Fresh Awards and the Lovie Awards and is a testament to how well Tate has documented these outstanding artworks throughout the years and how much effort goes into providing comment and context for the art on display.

Tate has recorded most of the artists talking about their works for The Unilever Series, which is a unique opportunity to learn how different artists approach this significant series.  Hearing them discuss the early stages of the projects, it comes to light how the gargantuan space and the history of the Turbine Hall has informed many of the works. Of the space, Ai Weiwei, who did the 2010 Sunflower Seeds installation said:

For the Unilever Series, artists have taken very different positions with very different intentions. It’s always a challenge for the next artist to express his own understanding through a work that at the same time can make sense within this space. 

Hear from more of the artists who have created works for the Turbine Hall with The Unilever Series at Tate Modern app