Monday, 26 November 2007


Cracking art!

This 167-metre long crack in the floor of Tate Modern's Turbine Hall is not a work of 'cowboy builders' but rather an unusual creation of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. It represents racial hatred and divisions within society.

Opened seven weeks ago, it claimed 15 victims already, due to the width of the crack that is in some places big enough for a foot or a small child to fall inside.

Tate Modern is currently considering extra measures to prevent potential injuries in the future. Exhibition closes on 6th of April next year.

Shibboleth by Doris Salcedo
9 Oct 2007 - 6 Apr 2008
(free admission)

Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
Bankside, SE1 9TG

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