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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Miroslav Balka - Tate Modern - 21/11/09

I went along to Tate Modern with Shalini and Dhruv on a Saturday afternoon last month to see 'How It Is', the latest installation in the Turbine Hall by Polish artist Mirolsav Balka.

After having walked up the ramp to enter the huge metal container, looking back out towards the light seems like looking back at another long-departed world. I didn't quite experience the bleakness and terror that had been written about in the press. As a 'participation-as-art', sensory experience it was quite powerful however and I guess the comparison to what happened in the 1930s/1940s does reasonate. Dhruv slept most of the time we were there - his comment on modern art I suppose...

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