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Rothschild to create Tate artwork

Eva Rothschild
An exhibition of Eva Rothschild's work was held at Tate Britain in 2008

Irish-born artist Eva Rothschild is to create a large-scale installation for Tate Britain's Duveens Sculpture Galleries, it has been announced.

The "ambitious" artwork will fill 70 metres of space and become the first single piece to occupy the area.

The 37-year-old artist said she wanted to make something that would "agitate" the architecture of the London gallery.

The new commission will be unveiled on 29 June and remain on public display until 29 November.


Rothschild, who works with a variety of materials including leather and steel, said she is "excited" about the project which she hopes will "tangle with your perception of the space".

Stephen Deuchar, director of Tate Britain, called Rothschild "one of the most interesting sculptors working today, creating works that beguile with their subtlety and illusion".

He added that he was looking forward to seeing her piece created specifically for the Duveens gallery space.

The Duveens commission, which was launched in 2000, sets out to highlight contemporary sculpture.

Mark Wallinger's 2007 work was based on Iraq War protestor Brian Haw's demonstration in Parliament Square.

Last year's installation by Martin Creed centred on an athlete running through the galleries every 30 seconds.

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