Tate Britain’s facade transforms into a neon light show

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London museums are closed for the moment, but that does not mean that art has stopped and it shows it. the new winter commission of Tate Britain, led by the artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman.

Burman has turned the gallery facade into a colorful neon light show coinciding with Diwali (or Festival of Lights), one of the most important festivals in India.

In the installation, titled Remembering a brave new world, we find references to Hindu mythology, Bollywood, colonial history, pop culture, feminism, political activism and the artist’s own personal memories.

The façade will display Burman’s work until January 31, 2021.


To carry out the installation, Chila Kumari Singh Burman He was inspired by his childhood visits to the Blackpool Illuminations festival and his family’s ice cream van.

The British artist, an icon of the Black British Art movement of the 1980s, has covered the facade of Tate Britain in vinyl, glitter and neon where the figure of Britannia, symbol of British imperialism, merges with the image of Kali, the Hindu goddess of liberation and power.


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