Vistors Hurt In Tate Hole

The BBC reports that as many as 15 art lovers have been injured at London's Tate Modern since the opening of an installation which features a large crack in the floor. The figure was cited by the Times newspaper, which said some visitors had sustained minor injuries after viewing Doris Salcedo's Shibboleth 2007. Four accidents were reported to the Health and Safety Executive, it added. The gallery said there had been only 10 reported incidents and "no serious injuries" despite 870,000 visitors. "Tate has extensive experience of handling complex installations and takes issues of health and safety very seriously," the gallery said. "Recent steps taken by Tate to manage visitor flow have significantly reduced the number of incidents." The Times obtained its figures through a request made under the Freedom of Information Act. Colombian artist Salcedo said the work symbolised racial hatred and division in society. (For full source and full article click the Headline). Irish Art