Appetite for Expansion
Am I just being cynical and is this actually a great thing?
Or should some more performance makers be given money to make some actual work? There are many spaces in existence already for this to be shown.
The Tanks are the first phase of a £215 million extension project that will increase Tate Modern's size by 60% by adding 21,000 square metres of new space.
Oh my god, why would I care about the size?!?
"The public wishes to engage with these works in a very different way from simply going into a gallery and observing a work on a wall."
"We will see many more works which involve the spectator," said Tate Modern director Chris Dircon. "There is an incredible appetite for participation."
I am the public too, and I want a lot of things but just because I don't want to go into a gallery and stare at a wall doesn't mean everything needs to be participatory... Also, in general, just because I want something doesn't mean I have to get it. Is it old fashioned to think that art should challenge people? Question our desires a little bit?
(Whatever, I can't say that I am not a little bit excited to see Anne Teresa's Fase there..)