Excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist. This Friday the Tate Modern opens it’s new building to the public- the Switch House.
A twisted, helter-skelter pyramid, it looks like a piece of art in its own right.
This extension is a massive addition to the existing infamous power station, which was renovated in 2000. Since then it has transformed that part of London in to a vibrant destination, and what was once an abandoned power station now stands transformed in to an iconic symbol of the most famous gallery in the world! As a Londoner I have always felt rather affectionately about this part of Town, and of course I’ve spent many an afternoon inside it’s walls. I have no idea how many times I’ve visited, it was always on the agenda for the frequent “exhibition Saturdays” of my late teens.
If you are able to visit on Friday there are loads of events going on, many of which are free. There will be lots going on all weekend so it’s the ideal time to make a visit. And why not top it off with a visit to Chelsea art school to see the degree show, there is always exciting talent to discover.