- Danish artist collective to bring playfully-subversive take to the Hyundai Commission 2017
- SUPERFLEX to be the third artist in a major series of large-scale installations for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall
- Hyundai Motor Company continues contribution to the art community as the Hyundai Commission enters its third year
Founded in 1993 by Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, SUPERFLEX covers diverse topics from migration and alternative energy production to the power of global capital and the regulation of intellectual property. Referring to their works as tools, SUPERFLEX explores alternative means of creating, disseminating, and maintaining social and economic dialogue.
We are delighted to welcome SUPERFLEX as the third Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern. With their unique and witty approach, SUPERFLEX addresses important and complex issues of our times. We are looking forward to experiencing how their project for this year's Hyundai Commission will stimulate our imagination and challenge our understanding of the world.
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX (October 3, 2017 - April 2, 2018) will be the latest in a succession of ground-breaking work made possible through the partnership between Hyundai Motor and Tate. For the inaugural 2015 exhibition, Abraham Cruzvillegas created the internationally-acclaimed sculpture Empty Lot, which included more than 23 tons of London soil, from which grass, weeds and flowers slowly emerged. The 2016 commission, entitled Anywhen by Philippe Parreno, remains open until April 2, 2017. Anywhen reimagines the expansive Turbine Hall with a constantly changing sequence of lights, soundscapes and films that bring the building’s architecture to life and challenge the minds of visitors.
At Tate Modern, the Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most acclaimed works of art since it opened in 2000. Reaching an audience of millions each year, every interpretation of the vast industrial space has revolutionized public perceptions of contemporary art in the modern day. The Hyundai Commission gives artists an opportunity to create new work within these unique parameters. It is made possible by the long-term partnership between Hyundai Motor Company and Tate, confirmed until 2025, as part of the longest initial commitment from a corporate sponsor in Tate’s history.
1) Portrait of SUPERFLEX, 2016
Photo credit: Jan Søndergaard
2) Superkilen, The Black Market 2011
Photo credit: Iwan Baan