Free Tate Modern Exhibition

Hyundai Commission Anicka Yi In Love with the World

This exhibition is included in the All Tate Modern Collections route

Installation view of Hyundai Commission Anicka Yi at Tate Modern

Installation view of Hyundai Commission: Anicka Yi at Tate Modern, October 2021. Photo by Will Burrard Lucas

What would it feel like to share the world with machines that could live in the wild and evolve on their own?

Artist Anicka Yi offers a vision of a new ecosystem within the Turbine Hall, the large post-industrial space at the heart of Tate Modern.

Originally part of Bankside Power Station, the hall was built to house electricity-generating machinery. Yi’s installation populates the space with machines once again. Floating in the air, her machines – called aerobes – are based on ocean life forms and mushrooms. They re-imagine artificial intelligence, and encourage us to think about new ways machines might inhabit the world. Yi has also created unique scentscapes which change weekly, with odours linked to a specific time in the history of Bankside.

Yi is known for her experimental work which explores the merging of technology and biology. Through breaking down distinctions between plants, animals, micro-organisms and machines, she asks us to think about further understanding ourselves as humans and the ecosystems we live in.

Livestream the Commission

Join us here every Thursday from 10.00-18.00 GMT to watch a livestream of the aerobes in flight. The first livestream will run on Thursday 21 October.

Find out more about Anicka Yi's commission with our exhibition guide.

Tate Modern's entrance is via the Turbine Hall on Holland Street. There are automatic sliding doors and a ramp down to the entrance.

There are lifts to every floor of the Blavatnik and Natalie Bell buildings. Alternatively you can take the stairs.

  • Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.
  • A quiet room is available to use in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4.
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the Ticket desks.

To help plan your visit to Tate Modern, have a look at our visual story. It includes photographs and information of what you can expect from a visit to the gallery.

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Visitor numbers are being carefully managed. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas, protective screens on desks and counters and hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.

To help everyone keep at a safe distance we are limiting and managing visitor numbers with tickets. You will be given individual packs or sanitised materials to use at creative workshops. Enhanced cleaning is in place and we’ll ask you to wear a face covering, unless you’re exempt.

When you visit:

  • Keep your distance from others
  • Follow the one-way route
  • Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt

Most importantly, if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms please stay at home.

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Production Management: Petra Schmidt, Production Manager, Commissions, Tate Modern

Production Consultation for Anicka Yi Studio: Laura Lupton, New York

Anicka Yi Studio: Riley Duncan, Remina Greenfield, Hana Tran, Saul Valaitis

Technical Lead: AKA Media System, New York

Aerobe Behaviour Design and Development: Sitra Systems, Las Vegas

Aerobes: Airstage, Riederich

Real-time location system based on UWB technology: Pozyx, Ghent

Technical crew: KitMapper, London

Batter Pond: millimetre, Brighton

Scent consultation: Dr Pamela Dalton, Philadelphia

Scents: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, with additional scents provided by International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.

Production Assistance: Jessica Baxter and Lynn Rothwell, Exhibition Assistants; Gareth Fox, AV Technician, Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Turbine Hall

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

12 October 2021 – 16 January 2022

  • Timed tickets must be booked before visiting
  • All visitors including Members need to book a ticket

Pricing

Free with ticket

This exhibition is included in the All Tate Modern Collections ticket.

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In partnership with

Supported by

The Anicka Yi Supporters

Candace Carmel Barasch
Gladstone Gallery
Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins
Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
Byoung Ho Son
Sang Mo Son and Kyung Soon Lee
Jamie and Robert Soros
The Hartland & Mackie Family Foundation
47 Canal

With additional support from

The Supporters Circle

Eleanor Cayre
The Kahng Foundation

and Tate Americas Foundation

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