has announced the next artist to receive its Unilever Series
commission to install a contemporary work in its Turbine Hall: French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
, the Independent
reports. The annual series has seen the work of such artists as Anish Kapoor
, Olafur Eliasson
, and Carsten Hoeller
since the museum opened in 2000. The commission is one of Britain's most prestigious for contemporary artists.
Gonzalez-Foerster broke onto the French scene in the mid-1990s alongside artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno. She is known for conceiving interactive environments that envelop viewers through the use of light and sound. In her recent work, Promenade (2007), she recreated the sounds of a tropical rainstorm.
Unilever recently pledged an additional £2.1 million to continue the series at Turbine Hall until 2012.