Tate Modern Exhibition

Hyundai Commission Anicka Yi In Love With The World

This exhibition is included in the All Tate Modern Collections ticket

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 of the Commission

Join us here every Thursday from 10.00-18.00 GMT to watch a livestream of the aerobes in flight.

Tate Modern

Turbine Hall

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


12 October 2021 – 6 February 2022

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

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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