The Tanks were once three abandoned underground oil tanks, originally used by the former Bankside power station. It lies just by the south side of the Turbine Hall. It has recently been refurbished for use as a gallery and will now a permanent location for live and video art installations. A new building is currently being constructed above The Tanks in a redevelopment called the Tate Modern Project, which will see the creation of a new exhibition wing.
So far 40 artists has been commissioned to provide live work of art at The Tanks. Both semi permanent and limited live exhibitions such as Tania Bruguera's Immigrant Movement International and Haegue Yang's Dress Vehicles will be free.