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BSL tour: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot

Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, the Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, reaching an audience of millions each year.  The inaugural Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall is by Abraham Cruzvillegas, an artist known for creating sculptures by improvising with different materials. 

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. 

This tour is delivered in BSL by guide Dafydd Jones. 

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Anna Murray, Assistant Curator: Access anna.murray@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Tate Modern

Turbine Hall

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

6 November 2015 at 19.00–20.00

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