Fiona Banner will Create the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010

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LONDON.- Fiona Banner has been invited to create the next installation for the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010, supported by Sotheby’s. Her new work, created especially for the neoclassical Duveen galleries at the heart of Tate Britain, will be unveiled on 28 June 2010 and will be on display until 3 January 2011. Artists who have previously undertaken the Commission include Eva Rothschild (2009), Martin Creed (2008), Mark Wallinger (2007), Michael Landy (2004), Anya Gallaccio (2002) and Mona Hatoum (2000). Fiona Banner works with sculpture, performance, film, drawing and painting. Her work often reflects the tension between a private, internal world and the public, social realm. She first became known for her word-scapes or ‘still films’: vast unedited descriptions in her own words, of feature films, including war films and pornographic films, commentaries which relay what is often disturbing, brutal or frigh