Magazine article Artforum International

Jennifer Mundy

Magazine article Artforum International

Jennifer Mundy

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In describing the Tate Modern building, its displays, and its exhibition program, Jennifer Mundy chooses words that emphasize both contrast and congeniality. The plant might look brutal and industrial from the outside, but inside it is surprisingly elegant. "I think the light box, too, will quickly become a London landmark," she says of the fully glazed story that Herzog & de Meuron have placed on top of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's original power-station structure. It's hard to know exactly what the concourse areas will feel like because they are still being worked on, but Mundy is convinced that the cathedral-like entrance hall will have its own drawing power.

Mundy's enthusiasm for the space spills over to the distinctive mix of presentational strategies that the curatorial staff has adopted in configuring the permanent collection for the new building. Earlier art-historical models, she says, seemed so distant that they weren't really considered "as things to work against." Broadly speaking, artworks have been treated thematically, "but there are diverse approaches to this. …

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