Giant floating robots and millennia-old odors make up a new installation at Tate Modern

Two species of intelligent robots have moved into some prime, Thames-side real estate: Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Collectively named “aerobes,” the floating orbs that the New York-based artist Anicka Yi has created to inhabit the cavernous space are called “planulae” (the hairy, bulbous ones) and “xenojellies” (the ones with patterned tentacles). They make up the installation “Anicka Yi: In Love with the World,” which opened this week.

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