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The Unilever Series

This annual commission invites an artist to make a work of art especially for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. The Series has resulted in some of the most innovative and significant sculptures of recent years.

Admission to The Unilever Series is free.

The Unilever Series: an annual art commission sponsored by Unilever The Unilever Series: an annual art commission sponsored by Unilever

Tate and Unilever are also working together on The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration, a project which enables schools across the world to explore contemporary cultural issues through art.

Current and forthcoming The Unilever Series  exhibitions

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Séance de shadow II (bleu), 1998. Installation view "Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, P. Parreno, P. Huyghe", ARC Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998)
 © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin
 The Unilever Series: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster   14 October 2008  –  13 April 2009
Tate is delighted to announce that Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is the next artist invited to create the Unilever Series commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

Past The Unilever Series  exhibitions

Doris Salcedo, Shibboleth, 2007 © Doris Salcedo. Tate
 The Unilever Series: Doris Salcedo: Shibboleth   9 October 2007  –  6 April 2008
Rather than fill the Turbine Hall with a conventional sculpture or installation, Doris Salcedo created Shibboleth, a subterranean chasm that stretches the length of the space.
Carsten Höller, Test Site, 2006 © The artist. Tate
 The Unilever Series: Carsten Höller: Test Site   10 October 2006  –  15 April 2007
Carsten Höller is interested in the state of simultaneous delight and anxiety that people enter as they ride down his colossal installation, Test Site, a series of slides from the exhibition and display levels of Tate Modern to the Turbine Hall floor.
Rachel Whiteread, EMBANKMENT © Tate. Photo: Marcus Leith
 The Unilever Series: Rachel Whiteread: EMBANKMENT   11 October 2005  –  1 May 2006
In the Turbine Hall, 1993 Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread created a gigantic labyrinth-like structure entitled EMBANKMENT, comprising 14,000 casts of the inside of different boxes, stacked together and piled high to occupy this awe-inspiring space.
Bruce Nauman, Raw Materials, 2004 © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2006
 The Unilever Series: Bruce Nauman: Raw Materials   12 October 2004  –  2 May 2005
Continuing Bruce Nauman’s fascination with the inherent ambiguity of language, this piece consists of twenty-two audio recordings taken from works which span almost forty years of his extraordinary career.
Olafur Eliasson, The Weather Project, 2003 © Olafur Eliasson. © 2003 Tate, London
 The Unilever Series: Olafur Eliasson: The Weather Project   16 October 2003  –  21 March 2004
In The Weather Project, Olafur Eliasson takes this ubiquitous subject as the basis for exploring ideas about experience, mediation and representation.
Anish Kapoor, Marsyas, 2002© Tate Photography
 The Unilever Series: Anish Kapoor: Marsyas   9 October 2002  –  6 April 2003
Marsyas, Anish Kapoor’s sculpture for the Turbine Hall, comprises three steel rings joined together by a single span of PVC membrane.
Juan Muñoz, Double Bind, 2001Marcus Leith
 The Unilever Series: Juan Muñoz: Double Bind   12 June 2001  –  10 March 2002
Titled Double Bind, Juan Muñoz's installation is divided into two parts through which two elevators rise and descend, locked in perpetual motion.
Louise Bourgeois, I Do, I Undo and I Redo, 2000Tate Photography
 The Unilever Series: Louise Bourgeois: I Do, I Undo, I Redo   12 May  –  26 November 2000
Louise Bourgeois' installation consists of three steel towers, entitled I Do, I Undo and I Redo. Visitors can climb staircases to platforms on the towers, which become stages for intimate and revelatory encounters between strangers and friends alike.