Philippe Parreno. Anywhen

4 Nov 2016 — 2 Apr 2017 at the Tate Modern in London, United Kingdom

28 JANUARY 2017
Philippe Parreno. Anywhen, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Tate Modern
Philippe Parreno. Anywhen, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Tate Modern

Prepare to have your senses activated and stimulated by a spectacular choreography of acoustics, sound lighting, flying objects and film, each connected to the other and playing their part in a far bigger score. Tate’s Turbine Hall becomes a universe of inter-related and connected events and parallel realities. Events will unfold anywhen.

Anywhen is a site-specific exhibition that changes throughout the day and that will evolve during the six-month period of the commission. The exhibition is conceived as an automaton which guides the public through a constantly changing play of moving elements, light configurations and sound environments. The artist states that ‘the exhibition is a construction of situations or sequences in a non-linear narrative’.

The commission responds to the Turbine Hall’s position at the centre of the museum, an open space connected to the city itself. The artist combines aspects of chance and control: the sequences of events are triggered by software which is informed by micro-organisms. These react to and activate elements of the commission through a bioreactor visible at the far end of the Turbine Hall.

Included in Anywhen is Another Day with Another Sun 2014 by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno.

Curated by Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film), with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator.