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Chila Kumari Sigh Burman winter commission at Tate Britain
Photograph: Tate, Joe Humphrys

This amazing light installation celebrates Diwali on the front of Tate Britain

London just got lit

Written by
Eddy Frankel
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There's just no stopping art. Sure, all of London’s museums and galleries are closed, but Tate Britain looked at lockdown and thought ‘naaaah’. In November, the museum unveiled its brand new annual winter commission, taking over the front of the gallery with an incredible display of lights by Chila Kumari Burman to celebrate Diwali. And now, it’s decided to extend the joyful glowing tribute for a further month.  

Chila Kumari Sigh Burman winter commission at Tate Britain
Photograph: Tate, Joe Humphrys

The artist specialises in kaleidoscopic, messy, ultra-colourful work, and this massive installation is a huge collage of mythology, pop culture, feminism and light. We’re talking neons, Bollywood and glitter here – and if that doesn't give you a little bit of cheer to help see you through these tough months, we’re not sure what will.

Chila Kumari Sigh Burman winter commission at Tate Britain
Photograph: Tate, Joe Humphrys


The installation was originally planned to be up for two months, but now Tate Britain has announced it’ll stay put until the end of February. It’s the perfect way to bring us some light through the winter. 

The installation will be up at Tate Britain from November 14 until the end of February.

Chila Kumari Sigh Burman winter commission at Tate Britain
Photograph: Tate, Joe Humphrys

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