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October 11th, 2007 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

There have been seven previous installations in the Tate Modern’s Unilever exhibitions series, of which I have seen four and enjoyed them all to various extents. When I first heard about the new one (Shibboleth by Doris Salcedo) I had a real sense of anti-climax.

The Turbine Hall is a brilliant, magnificent space and I thought that just having a crack across the floor was a bit weak. But having read more about it, and hearing all sorts of opinions I am having second thoughts. Everyone is saying how great it is – they can’t all be wrong can they?

Maybe its the idea that in such a huge space the visitors are drawn to look downwards instead of around them. Anyway, I have a few days of holiday to take before the end of November. I think I shall have a little trip up to London on one of them and see for myself.

It could be that the installation is one that photographs can’t do justice and which has to be seen and experienced first-hand.

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