Through art, music and dance, this Late at Tate Britain will be celebrating a vibrational energy exchange representing the present and future from the African diaspora.
For one night, a selection of artworks will be projected on the walls of Tate Britain and together we will explore the idea of freedom frequency.
This Late at Tate Britain will be responding to Room 5 as part of the Tate Britain collection rehang.
This programme has been curated in collaboration with artist Carleen De Sözer.
Time: 18.00 - 20.00
Throughout the night, we will be projecting a selection of artists throughout the Duveens.
Location: Room 8
18.00 - 19.15 Shay Sade
19.15 - 20.30 Intalekt
20.30 - 21.45 Soraya
Location: Djanogoly Café
18.00 - 19.15 BINTA
19.15 - 20.30 Vernon Vidal
20.30 - 21.45 Nairaa
Location: Taylor Digital Studio
18.00 - 20.00 Drop In Data Installation and Interaction AI Artwork On Show
20.00 - 20.45 Live AI Performance
*requires a free ticket which can be collected at the ticket desk from 18.00
AI is the new disruptor.
Come to the Taylor Digital Studio at 8pm to talk directly with 'Electronic Life' - a live AI entity who will respond to your thoughts and queries on new technology and art making.
And meet with young people from Element who have been experimenting with, and challenging, creative AI tools. Through the generation of new texts, images, and music they have generated playful, lyrical, and often surreal motifs to express ideas about their lives. Their work will be presented throughout the evening by 'Electronic Life', which has been built from data captured throughout their creative making process.
Electronic Life was devised in collaboration between Ed D’Souza and Sunil Manghani from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton with members of Element, Tate Collective Producers, and Tom Savage at Alan Turing Institute.
Element produces creative projects with care-experiences young people who are often from marginalised and minoritised communities.
Collage workshop: Space is the Place with Stephanie Wong
Location: Clore Studio
Time: 18.00 – 21.30
Let your creative side take over this evening and join Stephanie for a fun collage workshop!
Reclaim the past by disrupting the many old master paintings in the Tate collection whilst listening to "space music" by Sun Ra, father of Afrofuturism.
Weave your alternatives to established narratives to challenge perceptions of history, culture and identity.
Envision liberation and imagine a more empowering future for your community.
No prior experience is needed, all abilities are welcome.
This workshop is developed from the Library & Archive Show and Share display.
Deadly and Slick: In Conversation with Sita Balani
Location: Grand Saloon
Time: 19.15 – 20.15
Join us for a special conversation with writer and lecturer Dr. Sita Balani chaired by Niharika Pore exploring her research on the makings of race and sexuality. Beginning with Balani's book Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race, we will unpack the interconnectedness of sexuality and race in the modern day, and consider how they have become embedded in everyday life.
The talk will run for 45 minutes, with time for questions at the end. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Tate Britain bookshop.
*This talk requires a free ticket, which will be available to collect at the ticket desk by the Manton entrance at 18.00.
Creative Networking: Get connected with Creative Lives
Time: 18.30 – 21.00
Location: Turner Galleries
Networking is a term that can make many of us shudder: bad jokes, name badges, forced or awkward conversation… but it doesn’t have to be this way!
Join creative careers resource Creative Lives in Progress for an interactive workshop on all things creative careers and making connections.
The team will talk you through how Creative Lives can help support you on your career journey, before sharing some top tips on networking and meeting new connections – as well as making the most of existing ones.
Come on down to chat with the team, learn more about the industry and connect with fellow emerging creatives.
Show and Share: Afrofuturism, Alternative Worlds and Diasporic Otherness
Time: 18.00 - 20.00
Location: Library and Archive Reading Rooms
Tate's Library and Archive team are putting on a Show and Share that will present a curated selection of publications and archival materials relating to the themes of power and disruption, as part of the wider programme curated by Carleen De Sözer. Join us to explore Afrofuturism and other visions of utopian and alternative worlds created by black and diasporic artists, writers and activists.
Show and Share invites visitors to explore highlights from the Library and Archive collections. Previous highlights have included letters, sketchbooks, artists’ books, zines, catalogues, ephemera, photographs, and other special collections.
Each display is curated to a specific theme or collection and includes a guided talk from the Library and Archive team, as well as occasional guest talks and performances. Show and Share displays provide a unique viewing and handling experience highlighting art and ideas found in the Library and Archive collections.
10 Minute Talks
Various times, throughout the building
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.
Location: Millbank Studio
Time: 18.00 – 22.00
Do you need a room to take a break from the many activations happening in the building, and the rest of the world? We invite you to reset your senses and recharge in this quiet, access-friendly and wellness-inspired room. In this space you will find something to activate each one of your senses and have an array of activities to distract your mind.