23 Apr 2012 - THE TATE MODERN PROJECT

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The Tanks Go Live
LONDON, UK, 23 April 2012 – Tate Modern’s transformation continues with the opening of the Tanks on 18 July 2012 as new museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works. The Tanks, originally massive industrial chambers containing oil that fuelled the power station and have lain unused since it was decommissioned in 1981, are raw, industrial spaces over thirty metres across and seven metres high. They are at the heart of Herzog & de Meuron’s extension plans and a direct physical expression that forms the foundation of the forthcoming extension building. The Tanks will be open for a fifteen-week festival from 18 July to 28 October 2012 celebrating performance and installation art.