The only joy in the gallery came from viewing James Johnson’s tiny window cut into the gallery wall (“Town”) and pondering for a moment if the stack of bills displayed cut into the wall on the opposite side (“Old Money”) was real and if someone might try and steal it. (If this was a longer review I might wonder if he deserved to have it stolen for flaunting his grant/prize money.) Johnson’s display is well-done and effortless-looking.
To celebrate Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, the gallery will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. The festival will bring together over 70 of the world’s most exciting independent art spaces, non-profit organizations and artists’ collectives, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, to take over the iconic Turbine Hall with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music and film on 14-16 May 2010.
Ranging from monumental structures to witty interventions, epic performances to interactive installations, participants will exhibit alongside each other without partitions or walls, creating a pop-up village of global art for visitors to explore. All participants will host a live event of their choice on the dedicated performance space on the Turbine Hall bridge, ranging from talks and screenings to performances.
May 14 – 16, 2010