TATE Modern’s ‘Empty Lot’

TATE Modern’s ‘Empty Lot’

Artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has filled 240 planters with soil for his Empty Lot work at the TATE Modern’s Turbine Hall.

BY BEA MARTIN

 

Empty Lot consists of triangular wooden planters of earth dug up from different areas of London, from Peckham Rye to Buckingham Palace to the Olympic Park in Stratford. They have been installed on a raised platform and it is relatively easy for visitors to scatter seeds or bulbs.

Empty Lot | ©BG-Martin 2015

Chris Dercon, the director of Tate Modern, said the work was about: “waiting, patience and hope” because these “are the best words to address the situation we live in today”.

Empty Lot, TATE Modern | ©BG-Martin 2015
Empty Lot, TATE Modern | ©BG-Martin 2015

Check my photos on flickr


Photography by Bea Martin | ©BG-Martin 2015

 

newsletter

Archilibs has a free fortnight reader. It comes out every other Sunday reviewing work through a featured word . . . plus a handful of top articles and visuals. Here’s an example. Like? Sign up.

Submit your work

Archilibs has a gallery dedicated to you. Submit drawings, diagrams, sketches and all visual constructs. Images are encouraged to be unique, different, and experimental. The work can be hand drawn, collage, process work, diagrammatic, etc.
Submit directly Tumblr. Gallery or e-mail space@archilibs.com