Update for the Tate

An artist’s impression of the expanded Tate Modern, due to open next June.

An artist’s impression of the expanded Tate Modern, due to open next June.

ICONIC works by major 20th century figures, such as Pablo Picasso, Joseph Beuys and Mark Rothko, will be on display in the newly expanded Tate Modern, due to open on London’s South Bank on 17th June 2016.

Bringing together much-loved works from the collection with new acquisitions made for the nation since Tate Modern first opened in 2000, the extended gallery will have 60% more display space and there will also be new outdoor spaces to the south and west of the building.

The existing Turbine Hall will become the heart of the new Tate Modern, with the new 10-storey Switch House offering a spectacular variety of spaces including a panoramic roof terrace overlooking the London skyline.

As well as exploring connections between artists in cities across the globe, the new displays will integrate performance, film, photography and installations.

New acquisitions due to be shown in 2016 include an installation of human hair and car bumpers by Sheela Gowda and an immersive multi-screen film by Cannes prize-winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The Tate Modern will remain open throughout the redevelopment. Entry to the gallery is free, but groups of 10 or more people should book in advance.

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