Monday, 12 October 2009

Darkness at Tate

I'm beginning to think a law should be passed to ban Unilever from sponsoring so-called "art" projects. The latest load of inartistic tosh in the Unilever Series at Tate Modern is a huge steel box that fills the Turbine Hall, like an up-ended shipping container. Some Pole called Miroslaw Balka designed this time-waster. And what does it contain? Darkness! Even its title isn't original; it's taken from a novel by Samuel Beckett: How It Is. If you fancy a grope in the dark, the container opens on 13 October and hangs about until 5 April 2010.

2 Comments:

At 25/10/09, Blogger citizen a said...

Actually, I think this black box works pretty much like a Beckett's novel. You're in a kind of non time space, and you can't move ahead. In such an unknown environnement, you're focused on yourself... Ok, I stayed 10mins inside, but i really liked it

 
At 26/10/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Citizen A

Did you stay inside for 10 minutes by choice or because you couldn't find the exit?

 

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