The limited edition print, Bankside Power Station, London. December 1994
, 2000, was created as part of the series Ten Artists, Ten Images
, a portfolio of ten photographs commissioned by Tate Publishing to celebrate the opening of Tate Modern in 2000. Ten contemporary artists working with photography were invited to make an artwork inspired by the Bankside building and its surroundings. The resulting artworks chart different aspects of the site’s development from power station to museum of modern art under the direction of Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.
Craigie Horsfield’s photograph shows an interior view of Bankside Power Station in 1994, shortly before work began on the conversion. The photograph was not printed until 2000, after the conversion was complete and the gallery had opened, bringing into contrast the building’s former function with its new identity.
Bankside Power Station, London. December 1994
Ten Artists, Ten Images portfolio by Tate Publishing
Gelatin silver print on paper
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Craigie Horsfield (born 1949 in Cambridge) was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996. He works mainly in photography, often in black and white or with desaturated colour and is best known for his photographs of the natural and built environment, as well as his intimate portraits. He often prints the photographs many years after they were first taken, drawing attention to the difference between memory and the present reality