This November, Tate will offer a wide range of digital events and content encouraging everyone to engage in art online and discover new artists. Highlights include the monthly UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In, exploring Tate Modern’s Zanele Muholi exhibition and Late at Tate Britain Online, programmed by Tate Collective Producers, taking inspiration from Chila Kumari Singh Burman's Tate Britain Winter Commission. All events and content will be available to enjoy for free on the Tate website or through Tate’s social media channels.
UNIQLO TATE LATES NIGHT IN
For November’s instalment of UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In, the artist-led programme will respond to the Zanele Muholi exhibition. The event will stream from 19:00 – 20:30 GMT and will be available to access until 12 November. Writer, educator and activist Sarah Choudrey will host the event, introducing a diverse programme of artist talks, workshops, music, photography and film.
Artist and activist Mykki Blanco will be in conversation with Dominic Cadogan, Assistant Editor for Dazed, about their recent work and the enduring impact of Zanele Muholi. Anshika ‘Ash’ Khullar will lead an illustration workshop inspired by Muholi’s Faces and Phases series, while the work of international photographers highlighting QTBIPOC communities across the world will be shown in a digital display, including Charmaine Poh, Ka-Man Tse, Kia LaBeija and Mikael Owunna. The event will include a screening of Michéle Pearson Clarke’s All That Is Left Unsaid (2014, 3 min), a video using the montage technique of supercut to create space for all that can’t be expressed in words, introduced by Tate curator and artist Valentine Umansky. A DJ set from Lil C will be on offer on the music stream, filmed in Tate Modern’s iconic Tanks and programmed by South London based collective BBZ.
LATE AT TATE BRITAIN *ONLINE
On Friday 20 November viewers will be invited to join Tate Collective Producers for Late at Tate Britain Online. Tate Collective Producers are 18-25 year olds who organise free events and workshops for young people. In this month’s online stream, they will explore Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s Tate Britain Winter Commission, opening on 14 November in time for Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Burman is celebrated for her interdisciplinary practice which span printmaking, painting, installation and film. Her work draws on her Punjabi heritage and radical feminist perspectives as a means through which to explore the multiplicity of South Asian identities within a British context.
Poetry and writing collective 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE will explore some of the themes of Burman’s art in relation to their own practice. They will perform freelance poetry and will read from their recent collection of daring prose.
Leading UK jazz musician Sarathy Korwar will discuss his work and practice and will stream a short film he made in collaboration with poet and playwright Zia Ahmed and classical vocalist and composer, Aditya Prakashis that explores the Indian diaspora experience in contemporary Britain. Indian Ocean Sound System, promoter of up-and-coming UK Asian artists and bands, has created a specially curated playlist for the event.
Late at Tate Associate Creative Researcher, Soofiya will introduce Ravensbourne Fashion student Simone Niles and recent fashion graduate Lauren Mooney, who will be showcasing how they and other young creatives have reacted to the uncertainty of 2020. Reprezent Radio will stream a specially curated playlist live from their studio in Brixton and young viewers can learn how to get ahead in their career with advice from ERIC, who will be giving out tips for forging professional connections in a digital world.
THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD: WAR
Coinciding with Turner’s Modern World at Tate Britain, on Monday 23 November from 19:00 – 20:15 GMT an online panel discussion will explore the history of conflict and art. JMW Turner famously painted conflicts from the classical era through to the Napoleonic wars and the exhibition will serve as a starting point for participants to question what role artists play in shaping memories and impressions of war. The event will bring together perspectives from art, history and sociology to discuss how experiences of war continue to shape our understanding of the modern world.
Margaret MacMillan, author of War: How Conflict Shaped Us and Gurminder Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex, will participate in the panel discussion chaired by Amy Concannon, co-curator of Turner’s Modern World. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. The event will take place over Zoom and tickets are available to book through the Tate website.
Visitors to Tate Kids can get involved in two new interactive quizzes from 2 November. In Which Art Activist Are You? participants will answer a series of questions about how they like to work and interact with others to identify which well-known activist artist they are most similar to, such as Kara Walker, Ai Wei Wei and others. To coincide with a new free display at Tate Britain showcasing works of art with fairies including Mat Collishaw’s magical three-dimensional animation Garden of Unearthly Delights 2009, there will also be the opportunity to take the Which Arty Fairy Are You? quiz.
Other content available at tate.org.uk includes artist interviews, detailed looks at artworks in the Tate collection and podcasts introducing listeners to art and artists through themes such as self-care, protest, hip-hop and comedy. Everyone can explore the online collection which includes 78,000 artworks, 4,000 artists and 22,000 archive items. The recent introduction to artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye ahead of a new exhibition opening at Tate Britain on 18 November includes a Spotify playlist curated by the artist specially for the show, offering an intimate look into Yiadom-Boakye’s art practice and imagination.
ABOUT UNIQLO TATE LATES
Since October 2016, UNIQLO has partnered with the Tate to produce the ‘UNIQLO Tate Late’ at Tate Modern. This is a series of special, late night events which offer an opportunity for visitors to see the latest exhibitions and displays, hear music from DJs programmed by NTS Radio, watch rarely seen artists' films and join in interactive events. The next iteration of the UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In will continue to be a vibrant platform attracting a diverse and culturally engaged community, with a greater global reach than ever before.
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ABOUT LATE AT TATE BRITAIN *ONLINE
Late at Tate Britain is a gathering space for experimentation and idea generation inspired by displays and exhibitions. It is an ongoing research project currently developed and delivered by Tate Collective Producers.
ABOUT TATE COLLECTIVE
Tate Collective is the first free-to-join membership scheme for 16 to 25 year olds at a national UK museum and is open to people anywhere in the world to join online. Members are able to see any of Tate’s exhibitions for a fiver and also get discounts in Tate’s cafes and shops. They can also bring up to three friends to shows, each for £5.
ABOUT TATE COLLECTIVE PRODUCERS
Tate Collective Producers are a group of 18-25 year olds based in London, Liverpool and St Ives. They collaborate to develop their ideas and knowledge about art, culture and creativity. The teams often work with emerging artists, designers, musicians and curators.