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The Unilever Series: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
14 October 2008 – 13 April 2009

Tate is delighted to announce that Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is the next artist invited to create the Unilever Series commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2008.
Born in Strasbourg, France in 1965, Gonzalez-Foerster now lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro. This will be the artist’s first public commission in the UK and it will be unveiled on Monday 13 October 2008.



Dominique Gonzalez-FoersterSéance de shadow II (bleu) 1998Installation view "Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, P. Parreno, P. Huyghe", ARC Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998) Tate © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin


Cildo Meireles
14 October 2008 – 11 January 2009
Cildo Meireles is one of the leaders in the international development of Conceptual art,and this Brazilian artist has made some of the most politically telling, aesthetically seductive and philosophically intriguing works in recent art.


Cildo MeirelesEureka / Blindhotland 1970–5Tate © Cildo Meireles
His objects and atmospheric installations from the late 1960s onwards never fail to surprise, ranging in scale from a tiny work in the form of a finger-ring to a vast installation covering 225m². Composed of familiar everyday objects, yet accumulated in forms that we never imagined before, such as the all-red living room of Red Shift 1967–84, or the massive tower of radios of Babel 2001, Meireles's works lead us from an initial feeling of amazement to a deeper level of engagement. Eight of these great installations are on display here simultaneously for the first time, including the labyrinthine Through 1983–9, and Volatile 1980–94, a multi-sensory environment that plays with our response to danger, real or imagined.

The exhibition also includes his celebrated Insertions into Ideological Circuits 1970, by which he devised a method to disseminate messages of protest under the military dictatorship in Brazil. This is Meireles's first major retrospective in the UK and it presents a powerful and intriguing tour of his most memorable works.



Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism
12 February – 17 May 2009

Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism will explore the work of Alexander Rodchenko and Lyubov Popova between 1917 and 1929. Arguably two of the Russian avant-garde’s most influential and important artists, they were integral to the stylistic and theoretical underpinning of Russian Constructivism. With over 350 objects, this exhibition charts the evolution of their aesthetics from abstract painting to graphic design and will include their designs for cinema and theatre as well as numerous posters, books, and costumes.
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