The World as a Stage, Tate Modern

26th October 2007 at 01:00
Whatever you think of Tate Modern, its fun-sized installations, such as Carsten Holler's swirling metal slides, have proved a hit with gallery-goers who like their art to come with a side order of fun.

The World as a Stage, which starts this week, promises to build on that tradition. A new exhibition exploring the overlap between art and theatre, the centrepiece will be Rita McBride's "Arena", a fibreglass sculpture in the form of a stadium that will be used to stage live performances. Another highlight, Mario Ybarra Jr's "Sweeney Tate", will transplant a barbershop from Los Angeles, where the artist runs a gallery. London barbers will be invited to ply their trade, with a winning hairdresser chosen towards the end of the run.

Visitors can also see Jeremy Deller's video The Battle of Orgreave, which re-enacts clashes between miners and police in 1984, using 1,000 members of the public, some of whom were involved in the original action

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