Betye Saar Eye 1972 Collection of Sheila Silver and David Limburger copyright Betye Saar. Courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California. Photo Robert Wedemeyer
Coming Soon Tate Modern Workshop

Work It Out: Reactions to Soul of a Nation

23 September 2017 at 12.00–18.00

Betye Saar Eye 1972 Collection of Sheila Silver and David Limburger copyright Betye Saar. Courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California. Photo Robert Wedemeyer

How does the art and history explored in the exhibition Soul of a Nation relate to issues in contemporary British society?

Led by artist Zinzi Minott and curator Imani Robinson, this day-long workshop includes a visit to the exhibition, presentations on emerging forms of politically engaged art and curatorial practice, and discussion of the questions raised by the exhibition, with a particular focus on Black British responses.

​Still from What Kind of Slave Would I Be? 2017 by Zinzi Minott © Zinzi Minott​

​Still from What Kind of Slave Would I Be? 2017 by Zinzi Minott © Zinzi Minott​

Biography

Zinzi Minott’s work focuses on the relationship between dance, bodies and politics. Strongly identifying as a dancer, she seeks to complicate the boundaries of dance and the place of black female bodies within the form. Her work explores how dance is perceived through the prisms of race, queer culture, gender and class. Zinzi is interested in the space between dance and other art forms, and though her practice is driven through dance, the outcomes range from performance and live art to sound, film and dance.

Imani Robinson is a London-born and based British-Caribbean, African-American organiser, facilitator and writer. Her work focuses on resisting anti-Black racism, and further extends to issues concerning black feminist liberation, LGBQTNI+ rights and decolonial environmental politics, building radical consciousness through movement-building, art, education and dialogue. She channels her work through Black Lives Matter UK and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, a collective that uses art practice to interrogate dominant discourses. Robinson is also a contributor to Huck and Ceasefire Magazine.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD​

Venue

Southwark Room, Blavatnik Building L5

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

23 September 2017 at 12.00–18.00

Pricing

£25

Concessions available

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