Please note: the Turbine Hall will be hosting a London Fashion Week event from 19.00 on Saturday 21 February until Monday 23 February. As a result the viewing of I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language will be restricted. The installation will re-open fully on Tuesday 24 February.
Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall has played host to some of the world’s most striking and memorable works of contemporary art. Now, this vast space welcomes the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle (born 1941).
Entitled I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language, this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast swathes of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours.
The commission is part of a wider survey of the artist taking place in London this autumn and comprising a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of Tuttle’s career and a sumptuous new publication rooted in the artist’s own collection of historic and contemporary textiles.
A double whammy of exhibitions for the revered American artist: a textile-based commission in the Tate’s Turbine Hall and a retrospective at the Whitechapel.
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Tuttle uses textiles…to open our eyes and our senses
[Tuttle] immerses his audience in mountains of fabrics and waves of saturated colour
Textile material provided by Garden Silks Mills Ltd
Jim Leaver, Project Manager
Organised by Tate Modern in association with the Whitechapel Gallery