Rineke DijkstraJames. Tate Modern, London. 10 December 1999 1999

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Rineke Dijkstra (born 1959)
James. Tate Modern, London. 10 December 1999
Date 1999
MediumPhotograph, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 670 x 510 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tate Publishing 2000
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms


This is one in a portfolio of ten photographs commissioned by Tate Publishing to celebrate the opening of Tate Modern in May 2000. Ten contemporary artists working with photography were invited to make an image inspired by the Bankside building and its surroundings. The resulting pictures chart different aspects of the site’s development from power station to museum of modern art under the direction of Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. With the exception of Craigie Horsfield, all the contributors photographed in colour.

The artists focused on the structure of Bankside Power Station and its conversion, on the surrounding area of London and the impact of Tate Modern on it, and on the staff and contractors working at the site… (read more)

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