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Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot

13 October 2015 – 3 April 2016

The inaugural Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall is by Abraham Cruzvillegas, an artist known for creating sculptures by improvising with different materials.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas Empty Lot | TateShots

Empty Lot is a large geometric sculpture created using scaffolding, a grid of triangular wooden planters, and soil collected from parks across London including Peckham, Haringey and Westminster. Nothing will be planted in the soil, but it will be lit by lamps and watered throughout the six month display. The unpredictable nature of the work, which may grow and change from one week to the next, provokes questions about the city and nature, as well as wider ideas of chance, change, and hope.

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About Hyundai Commission

Hyundai Commission is a new series of site-specific installations by contemporary artists in Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall. It is made possible by a unique long-term partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor.

Tate Modern's Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, enjoyed by an audience of millions each year. The annual Hyundai Commission will give artists an opportunity to create new work for this unique context.

Find out more about Hyundai Motor's global art initiative and various activities.


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13 October 2015 – 3 April 2016

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That's Your Lot

Abraham Cruzvillegas' stunning installation Empty Lot currently fills the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. He sat down with poet and author of Edgelands: Journey's into England's True Wilderness, Paul Farley, to talk about earth, art and chance. 


Abraham Cruzvillegas on Mexico City | Artist Cities

Abraham Cruzvillegas talks about both his work and Mexico City as unstable yet optimistic