blog/9167w_vol1_d_saopaulo13low.jpgThe Tate Modern's newest exhibition, Global Cities, has just opened in its Turbine Hall. The exhibition is staged over two floors in a structure designed specifically for the show, and includes not only selected data and themes from last year's 10th International Architecture Biennial in Venice but also a host of new information and new artworks.

Global Cities presents ten cities—Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo—through five themes. The themes, which include size, speed, form, density and diversity, structure the exhibition and each is explored through a selection of the cities.

The upper floor includes several larger-scale installations by Nils Norman, OMA/AMO, and Los Angeles-based artist Fritz Haeg. The exhibition also shows photographs, sculptures, and video works by a range of international artists and designers such as Andreas Gursky, Eva Koch, Olivo Barbieri and Naoya Hatakeyama. Architects Nigel Coates and Zaha Hadid have also contributed.

Posted by: Jaffer Kolb on 21/06/07



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