TATE Modern’s ‘Empty Lot’

Artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has filled 240 planters with soil for his Empty Lot work at the TATE Modern’s Turbine Hall.

Empty Lot consists of triangular wooden planters of earth dug up from different areas of London, from Peckham Rye to Buckingham Palace to the Olympic Park in Stratford. They have been installed on a raised platform and it is relatively easy for visitors to scatter seeds or bulbs.

Empty Lot, TATE Modern | ©BG-Martin 2015

Chris Dercon, the director of Tate Modern, said the work was about: “waiting, patience and hope” because these “are the best words to address the situation we live in today”.

Empty Lot, TATE Modern | ©BG-Martin 2015

Empty Lot, TATE Modern | ©BG-Martin 2015

Empty Lot, TATE Modern | ©BG-Martin 2015

Photography by Bea Martin | ©BG-Martin 2015

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