After 13 successive Turbine Hall annual commissions at the Tate Modern, Unilever has ended their sponsorship of the program causing the institution to seek new sponsorship. Since 2000, Unilever has sponsored commissions including Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project, 2003-04, Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth, 2007-08, and Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei, 2010-2011. Unilever’s sponsorship deal runs through 2013, after which, they will remain on board as a corporate member. The Tate is now beginning discussions concerning sponsorship from 2014 onward.
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