When marathon becomes art…
‘Breaking through the representational crust is possible with the erupting force of an aesthetics that both harnesses and releases energies’
Sarat Maharaj, Farewell to Post-Colonialism
The Artists’ Marathon is designed to generate and harness energy as a public art event. Using the marathon as a form within the physical structure of a well-known art institution, the Artists’ Marathon involves mental and physical stamina as a communal event that requires participation as a unifying experience welcoming anyone to join in. Taking place in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern every year, artists are encouraged to take part in the project, held in parallel with the major international event of the London Marathon.