An artist who has used mounted police officers to corral gallery visitors and, on another occasion, required museum-goers to pass an immigration lie detector test, is to be Tate Modern’s next commission for the Turbine Hall.

The Hyundai commission, formerly the Unilever commission, is one of the most prestigious in contemporary art. It is also one of the most daunting, given the size of the space and its profile.

Tate Modern announced on Wednesday that the Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera will undertake the 2018 commission, which will open in October.



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