• Beat Streuli

    Tate Britain

    The heroism of modern life is very much apparent in Beat Streuli’s Oxford Street, 1997, a photographic installation commissioned for the Tate Gallery’s project space. This street, which the Swiss-born, Düsseldorf-based artist visited at the beginning of the year, is one of London’s busiest shopping districts, but you would hardly guess this from the images. Streuli’s shoppers appear to be engaged in silent and solitary vigils, rather than orgies of consumerism.

    The images are projected onto the walls of the Tate’s longest gallery from three slide projectors. Oxford Street incorporates frequent

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