Tate in Space
A radical new location
for collection, curation
results of the Tate in Space architecture
Tate Space Island model
Softroom © 2002
"In order to fulfil their mission to extend access to British and International modern and contemporary art, the
Tate Trustees have been considering for some time how they could find new dimensions to Tate's work.
They have therefore determined that the next Tate site should be in space.
At this stage a number of practical aspects of the project are being tested and an early pre-opening programme
is being taken forward.
This will clearly continue the Tate tradition of innovation and exploration,
and provide a radical new
location for the display of the Collection and for educational projects.
We are very pleased to announce the launch online of our Tate in Space programme."
Former Director of National Programmes Tate, 2002
"Is it true that the project has the sanction of Tate's Trustees? Have they
determined that the next Tate should be in space? And has the artist Susan
Collins actually been taken on as director of the organisation's online programme?
Tate in Space touches on matters to do with access and social inclusion,
interpretation and the search for intellectual and moral authenticity…"
Excerpt from essay Floating Worlds by Paul Bonaventura,
Currently the Tate in Space programme
exists primarily in two forms.
Tate Satellite - occupying a pilot
orbit for research and development purposes - and online through
the Tate in Space website.
The development work is ongoing, a collaboration between
architects, engineers, space scientists, artists, Tate curators,
conservators and art handlers.
from Tate in Space model
Sarah Wigglesworth © 2002
of Tate in Space proposal
Virtual Artworks and ETALAB © 2002
At this stage of the pre-opening programme,
the Tate in Space website is the key route through which members
of the public can engage directly with the development of
the new Tate; witness the architectural
process; follow the Tate Satellite
currently orbiting earth every 92.56 minutes, and contribute
directly to the process through feedback
Central to the programme is an exploration of the ways in which
Tate in Space can extend the visitor experience and engage existing
and new audiences in a broad range of spatial experience.
Director: Tate in Space (Online Programme)