January 13, 2014 - Tate Modern - Inverted House
January 13, 2014

Inverted House

Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić, Inverted House, 2013. Installation. © Tina Gverović, Siniša Ilić & Tate. Photo: Olivia Hemingway for Tate Photography.

Inverted House
22 November 2013–9 March 2014

Tate Modern
Project Space, Level 1
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 10–18h, 
Friday–Saturday 10–22h
Admission free

T +44 (0) 20 7887 8888


Tate Modern continues its series of international collaborations in the Project Space with Inverted House: an exhibition of the work of Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić on show until Sunday, 9 March. 

The result of a collaboration between Tate Modern and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, the exhibition began with two curatorial residencies which took place in Belgrade and London during May and June of 2013. Using the notion of the residency—the practice of working in a defined location for a fixed amount of time—as a conceptual framework for the exhibition as a result of this, Gverović and Ilić were invited to undertake a residency of their own at Tate Modern in September 2013. The new paintings and site-specific installation that now fills the Project Space was conceived and produced before, during and after this time.

With a title alluding to a safe, homely or known place where things have been disrupted and disjointed in curious ways, Inverted House is an immersive installation that responds to Tate Modern’s building and the structures that govern it, as well as the larger themes that link both Tate and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade within an international context. It brings together a number of new works on paper and a range of different architectural elements—fabricated from tactile and evocative materials including wood, fabric and concrete—to address the wider complexities and peculiarities of social systems and everyday realities, as well as the building works that currently characterise Tate Modern’s exterior.

Addressing themes of temporality and impermanence—with a tent-like canopy that hovers above the space and a wall mural that will exist only for as long as the exhibition does—it is an exploration of the ties between a local and international context, the artist residency format and the collaborative nature of the Project Space series itself. 

Inverted House is curated by Hannah Dewar, Tate Modern and Una Popović, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade.

This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Tate Modern, London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. Another exhibition, forming the second half of this collaborative project, will be shown at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade from 11 July to 14 September 2014.

The curatorial exchange is supported by Tate International Council.

For further information, please contact Cecily Carbone, Tate Press Office:
T +44 (0) 20 7887 8730/8731 / pressoffice [​at​] tate.org.uk / tate.org.uk/press

About the artists
Tina Gverović (born 1975; Zagreb, Croatia) and Siniša Ilić (born 1977 Belgrade, Serbia) began working together in 2006 whilst taking part in a residency programme at ISCP – International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, as winners of the Radoslav Putar Award (Croatia) and the Dimitrije Bašićević Mangelos Award (Serbia). Since then they have collaborated on a number of exhibitions and artist books, creating works and multi-media installations that deal with personal and social states of tension, uneasiness, fragility and confusion. Recent collaborative exhibitions include Fordham Gallery, London; Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland; Project Biennial D-0 AR K Underground, Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Art Gallery, Belgrade Cultural Centre; 25th Nadežda Petrović Memorial, Čačak, Serbia; and Nova Gallery, Zagreb.

About Project Space
Project Space at Tate Modern (formerly the Level 2 gallery) is dedicated to presenting contemporary art through a series of collaborations with cultural organisations around the world. The programme brings together emerging curators from Tate Modern and other international venues to work together on an exhibition for both locations. Based on curatorial exchange and dialogue, the series showcases the work of new, recently established or rediscovered international artists, and aims to explore the most challenging art of today as well as the complexities of operating within a global context for contemporary art. Since it began in 2011, this series of discursive exhibitions has included collaborations with institutions in Amman, Lagos, Istanbul, Mexico City, Warsaw, Cairo, Lima and New Delhi. A forthcoming exhibition is currently being developed with a partner in Costa Rica.


Inverted House in Tate Modern’s Project Space
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