To mark the opening of Tate Modern’s new Switch House the artist Michael Crnaifg-Martin – knighted in last weekend’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List – is “re-imagining” the iconic roundel at the gallery’s nearest Tube station, Southwark.
“As art changes, we are changing” said Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern. “So it’s fitting to change this London icon for the opening weekend of the new Tate Modern. Michael’s artwork will be a fantastic addition to the weekend with the roundels being the first artwork people encounter when they travel to Southwark station. We are always looking at innovative ways to take art beyond the gallery walls, and this fits the bill perfectly.”
The roundel takeover forms part of the Art of the Underground programme, which aims to improve customer journeys on the London Underground through inspiring public art.