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Free Entry Tate Modern Exhibition

Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno: Anywhen

Until 2 April 2017

Andrew Dunkley © Tate Photography, Tate 2016

The Turbine Hall is transformed into an immersive experience, challenging your perception of time and space

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Prepare to have your senses activated and stimulated by a spectacular choreography of acoustics, sound lighting, flying objects and film, each connected to the other and playing their part in a far bigger score. Tate’s Turbine Hall becomes a universe of inter-related and connected events and parallel realities. Events will unfold anywhen. 

Anywhen is a site-specific exhibition that changes throughout the day and that will evolve during the six-month period of the commission. The exhibition is conceived as an automaton which guides the public through a constantly changing play of moving elements, light configurations and sound environments. The artist states that ‘the exhibition is a construction of situations or sequences in a non-linear narrative’.

The commission responds to the Turbine Hall’s position at the centre of the museum, an open space connected to the city itself. The artist combines aspects of chance and control: the sequences of events are triggered by software which is informed by micro-organisms. These react to and activate elements of the commission through a bioreactor visible at the far end of the Turbine Hall.

Included in Anywhen is Another Day with Another Sun 2014 by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno.

Curated by Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film), with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator

Find out about the collaborators [PDF, 81.16 KB]

About the artist

Philippe Parreno is a French avant-garde artist who came to prominence in the 1990s and is perhaps most widely known for his feature film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Parreno works across film, video, sound, sculpture, performance and information technology and collaborates extensively with musicians, scientists, architects and writers. Cutting-edge musicians Factory Floor and the award-winning sound designer Nicolas Becker are just some of the many collaborators involved with this year’s commission.

Installation view of Hyundai Commission 2016: Philippe Parreno, Anywhen 2016 Photo credit: Tate Photography

Installation view of Hyundai Commission 2016: Philippe Parreno, Anywhen 2016

Photo credit: Tate Photography

Andrew Dunkley © Tate Photography, Tate 2016

Portrait of Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno, 2014
Photo credit: Andrea Rossetti

Installation view of Hyundai Commission 2016: Philippe Parreno, Anywhen 2016 Photo credit: Tate Photography

Installation view of Hyundai Commission 2016: Philippe Parreno, Anywhen 2016

Photo credit: Tate Photography

Installation view of Hyundai Commission 2016: Philippe Parreno, Anywhen 2016 Photo credit: Tate Photography

Installation view of Hyundai Commission 2016: Philippe Parreno, Anywhen 2016

Photo credit: Tate Photography

Andrew Dunkley © Tate Photography, Tate 2016

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About Hyundai Commission

Hyundai Commission is a 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.

The series began with Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot, a vast sculpture consisting of 240 wooden planters filled with over 23 tonnes of soil from parks and gardens across London, currently on display at Tate Modern until 3 April 2016.

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.

Venue

Turbine Hall

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

4 October 2016 – 2 April 2017

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Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

28 Oct 2016

Watch an absorbing cinematic study of footballer Zinédine Zidane in this film collaboration by two Collection artists

Supporting content

Video

Doug Aitken – The Source: Philippe Parreno

'I'm insanely curious' says artist Philippe Parreno in his conversation with Doug Aitken while discussing 'triggers' for creativity and his working process.

Taking on the Turbine Hall

Explore our Pinterest board and discover previous site-specific installations 

Seven reasons why you'll like Philippe Parreno’s work

What does cinema, football and strange science have to do with the artist’s work?