A close up of an arrangement of blocks made out of sand to appear like a city skyline. in the backround and out of focus are two figures.
Free Entry Tate Modern Collection route

How Art Became Active

Until 6 September 2020

© Rikard Osterlund

Discover the story of how art became active from the 1960s to now on this route through the Blavatnik Building

You can visit all or some of the galleries in the Blavatnik Building on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe. There will also be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

What you can see

In the Blavatnik building you can explore the Performer and Participant display which looks at artists who broke down the barriers between art and real life, with artists including Paul Neagu and Ana Lupas. The Living Cities display explores contemporary city life, with artists such as Mark Bradford and Monika Sosnowska. You will also be able to see ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha, a multiple room display of work by the influential American artist, known for his bold slogans. 

There will also be an opportunity to see Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker in the Turbine Hall. 

ARTWORK HIGHLIGHTS

Monika Sosnowska, 'Pavilion' 2016
Monika Sosnowska
Pavilion 2016
Tate
© Monika Sosnowska
Mark Bradford, 'May Heaven Preserve You From Dangers and Assassins' 2010
Mark Bradford
May Heaven Preserve You From Dangers and Assassins 2010
Tate
© Mark Bradford
Ana Lupas, 'The Solemn Process' 1964–2008 (1964–74/76; 1980–5; 1985–2008)
Ana Lupas
The Solemn Process 1964–2008 (1964–74/76; 1980–5; 1985–2008)
Tate
© Ana Lupas
Edward Ruscha, 'The Music from the Balconies' 1984
Edward Ruscha
The Music from the Balconies 1984
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Edward Ruscha
Paul Neagu, 'Great Tactile Table' 1970
Paul Neagu
Great Tactile Table 1970
Tate
© Estate of Paul Neagu
Birdhead (Ji Weiyu, born 1980; Song Tao, born 1979), 'Welcome to Birdhead World Again' 2011
Birdhead (Ji Weiyu, born 1980; Song Tao, born 1979)
Welcome to Birdhead World Again 2011
Tate
© reserved

Rooms in this Route

Tate Modern Display

Living Cities

Artists around the world have examined the modern city in a range of works

Tate Modern Display

Performer and Participant

Discover how artists working between the 1960s and the 1990s opened up new spaces for participation

Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS Ed Ruscha

Explore sixty years of work by influential American artist, Ed Ruscha

At Tate Modern

Tate Modern Collection route

All Tate Modern Collections

Until 6 Sep 2020

Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world on this route through Tate Modern

FREE
Tate Modern Exhibition

Andy Warhol

Until 15 Nov 2020

A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar

Venue

Entrance via the Turbine Hall

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

27 July – 6 September 2020

From 27 July

Currently booking until 6 September

Pricing

FREE with ticket

  • Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
  • All visitors, including Members, need to book a ticket

See Booking and Ticketing FAQs

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Carefully managed visitor numbers
  • A one-way route
  • Increased cleaning regimes in toilets and high use areas
  • Protective screens on desks and counters
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery
  • The cloakroom is closed so avoid bringing bulky coats or bags

VISITING SAFELY

  • Please follow all the safety instructions onsite
  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
  • Wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • Pay by card or contactless
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided and wash your hands regularly
  • If you are not feeling well, help keep everyone safe by staying at home

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

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