Have you heard about Rasheed Araeen’s Zero To Infinity interactive play exhibition at Tate Modern this summer?
You’ve probably seen the colourful cubes all over Instagram:
If you’re looking for free things to do during the summer holidays, here are five things to know about Rasheed Araeen’s Zero To Infinity at Tate Modern.
Five Things To Know About Rasheed Araeen’s Zero To Infinity At Tate Modern, London
1. What Is Zero to Infinity At Tate Modern?
Rasheed Araeen’s Zero to Infinity at Tate Modern is an interactive play art exhibition consisting of 400 wooden cubes in four bright colours that you’re able to stack and sort into any (short) shape or structure, with an infinite number of possibilities.
The cubes were initially stacked as a grid, and by moving and playing with them, everyone is part of a constantly shifting live sculpture
It’s part of the Uniqlo Tate Play series of family-friendly art activities.
Previous child-focused play exhibitions have included the sticker-tastic Obliteration Room and every child who’s ever drawn on the furniture’s favourite, Mega Please Draw Freely.
2. How Much Is Entry To Zero To Infinity?
3. Do You Need To Book / Will You Need To Queue?
There’s no need to book.
You might have to queue though depending on time of day. We went during the early afternoon and waited for about 15 minutes.
There are also crafting and play activities on the balcony upstairs. From which you also get the best overall view.
4. How Long Is Zero To Infinity On For?
It’s on till the 27th August in the back of the Tate’s Turbine Hall.
Does everyone remember the crack in the floor exhibition? Or the bunk beds? I know everyone remembers the slides.
5. What Age Is It Most Suitable For?
While Zero To Infinity is open to all ages, it’s definitely one older kids will get a lot out of.
The actual act of lifting and stacking is obviously a lot more physical than stickering, and there are a couple of ‘rules’ – cubes are more on the fragile side and you’re not allowed to climb on them, you can only stack them three high, and so on.
What Did We Think Of Zero To Infinity?
We really enjoyed it!
I’d read mixed things about it online but our session was calm and relaxed.
Numbers are limited which helps, and the super-patient staff are clear on what you can / can’t do before you go in e.g. no climbing, only stacks of three blocks high.
We went with friends, which was fun, and they all worked together to make an open-air house that’s probably not the best in this weather, but looked lovely and colourful.
While they weren’t as engaged for as long as previous exhibitions – mine still talk about the stickering and the drawing – it was a fun and engaging thing to do, and as always a good art-related discussion point.
And let’s face it, it’s probably never going to stop raining so the more fun things you can do this summer the better.
Let me know what you think if you go!
Where Is Tate Modern?
Tate Modern is at Bankside London SE1 9TG. The nearest train and tube station is Blackfriars.
The Tate website is here.
More Fun Things To Do In London With Kids This Summer:
Find the photo booth at Coal Drops Yard / The Postal Museum / Biggin Hill Memorial Museum / The London Transport Museum / The Florence Nightingale Museum / The Natural History Museum / and The Horniman Museum.
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