The New Tate Modern: A Stark Palace

Opened in 2001, as a grey stone underground palace as refuge for modern and contemporary art works, the Tate Modern in London has built an impressive new height bound geometric shell. It has created a new encasing of solitude for the masterpieces of our time to breath at home. 

The architecture reflects the era of modernism at its height. Slightly daunting in hard industrial lines and the play of square angles that meet the fuzzy unkemptness of the light that pours through the wide-bent skylights. It's a beautiful effort at maintaining a blank canvas for the work on exhibit. This new towering technical born mise en scène keeps its promise to the sky it touches.

Words by Brit Parks


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