Colourful typography reading "What is the future of art?"

In celebration of the new Tate Modern, we invited young people aged 15–25 to submit their own original artwork relating to the theme of future

The submissions could include anything from graphic design, photography, video, animation or moving image to documented performance, illustration, paintings, print, pattern, sculptures or installation. 

Over 500 submissions were shown at the opening weekend of the new Tate Modern from 17–19 June 2016. Alongside this, our friends Uniqlo selected artworks to feature in a series of displays at their flagship store on Oxford Street and nine others across London.

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  • Tate Collectives Open Call: Past, Present, Future
    © Lily Bonesso
  • Tate Collectives Open Call: Past, Present, Future
    © Lily Bonesso
  • Tate Collectives Open Call: Past, Present, Future close up
    © Lily Bonesso
  • Tate Collectives Open Call: Past, Present, Future Uniqlo shop window
    © Uniqlo
  • Tate Collectives Open Call: Past, Present, Future Uniqlo shop window
    © Uniqlo
  • Tate Collectives Open Call: Past, Present, Future Uniqlo shop window
    © Uniqlo

The brief

Learning from the past and looking at the present, what is the future of art and creativity? 

We created an album of Tate artworks for some inspiration and suggested the following prompts:

The future of art and creativity could be:

  • Utopian
  • Unpredictable
  • Exciting
  • Dynamic
  • Innovative
  • In transition
  • At the intersection of human, social and technology