Watch as Solange Knowles creates video for Tate Modern opening

Video was made for London gallery’s reopening next week

Solange Knowles has created a video artwork for the reopening of London art gallery Tate Modern.

The gallery is reopening on June 17, with Knowles one of a number of artists involved in creating art inspired by the newly refurbished building. Knowles will stream her video, but it won’t be on display at Tate Modern itself.

Knowles teased a preview of her video via two brief clips on Instagram. One shows the video hidden by a camera lens, the other shows a group of women bursting from a cage.

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Knowles’ most recent album was 2008’s ‘Sol-Angel And The Hadley Street Dreams’. She performed new song ‘Rise’, inspired by the protests following police killings in Baltimore and Missouri, in May 2015. Two months later, Knowles said her third album was “nearly complete” having written 24 songs for it, but there has been no sign of new music since.

The new Tate Modern will open with three weeks of live art, including performance works staged throughout the gallery. These will include Tania Bruguera’s police on horseback, Tino Sehgal’s gallery attendants bursting into song and Amalia Pica’s actors holding up bunting.

Works by Henri Matisse, Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko will go on display at Tate Modern, which features a new wing, Switch House, which is described as the most important new cultural building in 20 years.