artsy – Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall isn’t an easy room to fill. The vast post-industrial space, which measures a total of 3,300 square meters (35,520 square feet), easily dwarfs most of its occupant artworks. Since the institution’s opening in 2000, it has been home to many an artistic coup de théâtre, from Louise Bourgeois’s giant spider in I Do, I Undo, I Redo (2000) to Olafur Eliasson’s glowing orange sun in The Weather Project (2003); from Carsten Höller’s winding slides in Test Site (2006) to Kara Walker’s four-tiered fountain, Fons Americanus (2019). Some of these commissions have been more successful than others. – read more