Tanks staircase c.Tate photography

The Tanks

See performances and interactive art and video installations; these galleries celebrate new art
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
© Lee Mawdsley

See performances and interactive art and video installations; these galleries celebrate new art

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This film celebrates the highlights of a 15 week festival dedicated to Art in Action in Tate Modern’s new underground space: The Tanks.

The Tanks were previously used to store oil when the gallery was a power station. These huge circular spaces in the foundations of the Switch House have kept their rough, industrial feel to now house new art.

No longer generating electricity, the Tanks generate ideas, creative energy and new possibilities for artists and audiences. These raw, industrial, subterranean spaces, each measuring over thirty metres across and seven metres high are the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film.

Tanks foyer during The Tanks: Art in Action 2012 c.Tate photography

Tanks Foyer, 2012. c. Tate

Family participation in The Tanks: Art in Action.

Family Day: Sound and Performance in The Tanks, 2012. Photo: James Harris

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Fase: Four movements to the Music of Steve Reich 1982 Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Fase: Four movements to the Music of Steve Reich 1982 Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

Opening times

Opening on 17 June

Location

Enter through the Turbine Hall entrance and turn right before the Exhibition Ticket Desk

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Events

Performance

BMW Tate Live: Tarek Atoui The Reverse Collection

Until 25 Sep 2016

Experience improvised performance with ten instruments 

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