In Brief

Unique underground space permanently devoted to moving performances and installations.

As part of the London 2012 Festival, Tate Modern has sourced an underground location to become the world’s first museum to permanently dedicate a space to live art. The installations and performances will be hosted in oil tanks that have been unused since 1981.

Simply referred to as ‘The Tanks,’ the £50-million-project hopes to attract more visitors and the large chambers will provide adequate space for audience participation. Nicholas Serota, Director at Tate Modern, commented that:

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