The Tanks at Tate Modern
泰特現代藝術館的 “大油罐”


18.07.2012 – 28.10.2012

The Tanks at Tate Modern are the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works.

 The Tanks were originally massive industrial chambers containing oil that fuelled the Bankside power station and have lain unused since it was decommissioned in 1981. The cavernous underground oil tanks have undergone extensive redevelopment and are once again working components of a larger building. No longer generators of electrical energy, they are instead generators of ideas, creative energy and new possibilities for artist and audiences. Neither white cube, nor black box, they provide an entirely new type of space for Tate Modern and for museums internationally. Part of the Tate Modern Project, The Tanks opened on 18 July 2012 with a 15-week festival programme of international performance, films, talks and live events.

Selected upcoming events and performances include choreographer and dancer Boris Charmantz’s Flip Book. Taking David Vaughan’s 1997 book Fifty Years, which charts in pictures Merce Cunningham’s choreography over 50 years. Charmatz invited different groups of dancers – from ex-members of Cunningham’s company to amateur practitioners – to learn and perform Vaughan’s images in Flip Book – through rehearsals and full performances. 25-30 September

Performance Year Zero: A Living History, screenings, talks, performance and discussion, explores how histories of action and event-based works have created a vocabulary passed between generations of artists that is distinct from the citation of references or sampling in much contemporary art. The recourse to art history is less about footnotes, drawn from a network of original sources and more about finding new ways of performing art history live, as evolving communicatory forms, akin to oral tradition. 30 September – 6 October.

18.07.2012 – 28.10.2012

泰特現代藝術館的“大油罐”是世界上首個永久用於展示現場藝術、表演藝術、裝置藝術和電影作品的博物館展示空間。

“大油罐”最初是用於儲存為發電站提供燃料的油罐,從1981年至今一直關閉未被使用。在對海綿狀的地下油庫進行了大量的改造之後,這個地方再一次作為大型建築的組件繼續工作。它們從電力發動機,變成了藝術家和觀眾們觀點、創意能源和嶄新可能的發動機。它不是白立方,亦不是黑匣子,它是為泰特現代藝術館以及國際博物館提供的一個全新空間。作為泰特現代藝術館項目的一部分,“大油罐”於2012年7月18日開放,並且帶來了為期15周的涵蓋國際表演、電影、講座和現場活動的藝術節。

特选的即將舉行的活動和表演包括舞蹈編導家、舞蹈家鮑里斯·查爾曼茲(Boris Charmantz)的《翻转书(Flip Book)》。在1997年大衛·沃恩出版的著作《五十年》中,展示了摩西·簡寧漢50多年來的舞蹈編排。在《翻轉述》中,查爾曼茲邀請了不同群體的舞者──從簡寧漢公司的前成員到業餘實踐者──來學習、並通過排練及完整的表演,表現沃恩的圖像。演出時間為9月25-30日。

《表演元年:一部活生生的歷史》,通過電影放映、講座、表演和討論,來發掘行動和基於時間的作品的歷史是如何創造幾代人的詞彙溝通的,這也是與更當代的藝術中引用參考或採樣所區別開來的。較之於腳註和原始資料的關係網,對於藝術史的追索,更多的是來自於尋找到新的方式來現場表演藝術史,同樣也囊括類似於口頭傳統的、可以交流的形式。演出時間為9月30日-10月6日。