The Tate Modern is to be plunged into darkness several times this summer, in an event where visitors will be given a portable solar-powered lamp created by Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson to explore the museum, as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Every Saturday night will see around 500 people cascade onto the Tate`s Surrealist galleries, and will view displays lit by his ‘portable eye`.
Dubbed the ‘Little Sun`, the lamp will take the shape of the sun and has been labelled a ‘highly personal` project by the artist, who plans to distribute the art piece to 1.6 billion people without direct access to electricity, having been mass produced in China.
Taking place over four weeks from 28 July, the innovative exhibition is just one of many coming to the capital this summer. Be sure to check it out whilst enjoying a relaxing break in one of the fine hotels in London
, the perfect base for a memorable Olympic vacation.
Published on 13/7/2012.Latest London News