Tate Modern
Combining art and space

London, UK, Europe

The old power station which is home to the Tate Modern since 2000 has become an iconic part of the London skyline. The building itself is worth a visit, quite apart from the exceptional collection of contemporary art it houses. Architects Herzog & De Meuron make breath-taking use of the industrial space – one of the museum’s most remarkable and renowned features is the Turbine Hall, which provides prominent artists with a vast space to realise impressive, large-scale projects. Some of the most spectacular have included Anish Kapoor’s Marsayas, the first piece to make use of the entire space, Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project, in which he recreated the sun and the sky, and, perhaps most memorable of all, Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth I, a gradually expanding crack in the floor spanning the entire hall. More information here:https://www.tate.org.uk/