El Anatsui announced as the next Hyundai Commission Artist
Since its opening in 2000, the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern has attracted over 60 million visitors with unique exhibits by some of the world’s most brilliant and renowned living artists. In 2015, the Tate entered a long-term partnership with Hyundai Motor realising the annual Hyundai Commission as a testament to their shared commitment to worldwide innovation.
On February 22, 2023, Hyundai Motor and Tate announced El Anatsui as the 8th Hyundai Commission Artist.
“El Anatsui’s works are distinguished by his dedication to exploring the transformative potential of art and his attention to histories. We look forward to seeing how (he) transforms the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern for the eighth Hyundai Commission.” DooEun Choi, Art Director of Hyundai Motor Company
“El Anatsui is responsible for some of the most unique and unforgettable sculptures in recent times and we are delighted that he will tackle the Turbine Hall this autumn for the annual Hyundai Commission. (His) much-loved Ink Splash II, 2012 in Tate’s collection enchants visitors wherever it’s shown, and we can’t wait to see how this inventive artist will approach a space like the Turbine Hall.” Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern
With his distinctive style of repurposing found materials, like aluminium bottle caps, into dazzling works of abstract art, Anatsui will create a new site-specific work to occupy the Turbine Hall. The resulting exhibition, Hyundai Commission: El Anatsui will be open to the public from October 10, 2023 to April 14, 2024. It is curated by Osei Bonsu, Curator, International Art, and Dina Akhmadeeva, Assistant Curator, International Art, Tate Modern and will be accompanied by a new book from Tate Publishing.