Tate Modern to Feature Work By Emerging Artists on Billboards Across London
Hundreds of young creators submit work for consideration.
Beginning in mid-August, the work of over 20 emerging artists will take over billboards across London. Spearheaded by Tate Collective, the Tate Modern‘s special program for 16 to 25-year-olds, creators were invited to submit work responding to seven pieces in the museum’s collection. Selected entries — which include takes on Sir John Everett Millais’ Ophelia, Wassily Kandinsky’s Swinging and John Simpson’s Head of a Man (Ira Frederick Aldridge?) – will be displayed on billboards across seven neighborhoods.
Over 800 entries were narrowed down to 48 works, selected by a panel of judges including three Tate curators, GUAP Mag Co-Founder Ibrahim Kamara and young illustrator Soofiya. ”It is heartening to see immense creativity emerge at such a time of uncertainty for so many,” Tate Modern Director Maria Balshaw said. “Tate Collective members have engaged with Tate’s collection in ways that are truly inspiring. I hope people all over the city are delighted and surprised by the new work they find in their communities.”
Tate Collective’s young artist billboards launch across London on August 10. See below for a list of billboard locations and above for a selection of featured works.
Tate Collective Young Artist Billboard Locations
Camden: Royal College Street
Hackney: 130 Stoke Newington High Street
Haringey: Seven Sisters Tube
Islington: Finsbury Park Tube/Wells Terrace
Lambeth: Brixton Academy
Southwark: Peckham High Street
Walthamstow: Walthamstow Lloyd Park/William Morris Gallery