March 30, 2009 / 10:46 AM / 10 years ago

Artist Eva Rothschild takes on annual Tate display

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Dublin-born artist Eva Rothschild will create the next installation for Tate Britain’s annual series of commissions in the Duveen Sculpture Galleries at its riverside museum in London.

The contemporary sculpture showcase, supported by auctioneer Sotheby’s, started in 2000 with a work by Mona Hatoum.

In 2007, Mark Wallinger hit the headlines with “State Britain,” a reconstruction of peace campaigner Brian Haw’s Parliament Square protest against the war in Iraq.

Most of Haw’s protest was removed after parliament prohibited unauthorized demonstrations within a one km (1,094 yards) radius of Parliament Square. The edge of the exclusion zone bisects Tate Britain, meaning half the installation was inside and half outside the border.

Last year Martin Creed’s installation, “Work No. 850” involved a runner sprinting through the neo-classical galleries every 30 seconds.

Rothschild, best known for her use of a wide variety of materials and delicate-looking sculptures, plans a single work that will run nearly the full length of the galleries and measure more than 70 meters.

“I’m hoping to create something that will agitate the architecture of the Duveens Galleries, tangling with your perception of the space,” the 37-year-old said in a statement.

Her installation will go on display to the public from June 29 to November 29.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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