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Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity, December 2015 web banner

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Kurupt FM

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Best City Fashion

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Crep Protect

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Reuben Dangoor

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Joey Fourr

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Jemima Foxtrot

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Rafia Santana

Late at Tate Britain: Celebrity with Bip Ling

From historic royalty to YouTube fame, how has art displayed status? Starting with the idea of power and going on to the body and changing face of celebrity, this season Late at Tate Britain explores representations of status through time.

On Friday 4 December tackle the cult of the celebrity through music, art and talks.

Late at Tate Britain is curated by by 15-25 year olds from Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London host a range of free events and festivals for young people to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas.


Kurupt FM, Bip Ling, Joey Fourr and Reprezent Radio

18.00–21.30, North Duveen

West London's Kurupt FM perform an exclusive broadcast, DJ set from super-blogger Bip Ling, live performance from Joey Fourr supported by DJ’s from Reprezent Radio, the underground sound of young London. 

  • 18.00–19.30 Reprezent Radio: Alia Loren and Dobby
  • 19.30–20.00 Joey Fourr
  • 20.00–20.30 Bip Ling DJ set
  • 20.30–21.30 Kurupt FM

Melody Kane

18.00–21.30, Djanogly Cafe

Chill out with a beer and sounds from Crep Protect hand picked DJ Melody Kane on the decks.


Jemima Foxtrot

20.45–21.30, Room 1990

Jemima Foxtrot presents new and existing works which explore modern life and celebrity with a sonic heavy spoken word performance that mixes powerful poetry with snippets of her favourite artists’ songs. 


Best City Carpet

18.00–21.30, Millbank Entrance

Your red carpet correspondents for the night, Best City Fashion, will be working the shag pile like you've never seen before. From asking who you're wearing to why you're caring Best City Fashion's interactive art fashion performance participatory installation celebration will change your life. 

Tate Fame

18.00–21.00, Room 1540

Become one with an artwork through a 17th Century face swap with Lords, Ladies and projection mapping technology. See a curated selection of submissions from our open call for submission, where we invited you to mashup a celebrity of your choice with a Tate artwork.


Poetry Flash Mob

18.30–19.30 and 19.40–20.40, Clore Studio

Explore ideas of celebrity through poetry inspired by the Tate Collection in this performance workshop which culminates in a short gallery poetry flash mob. Lead by poet Jemima Foxtrot

Tickets for the workshop are free and available on a first come first served basis from 18.00 at the Manton Entrance.


Rafia Santana

18.00–21.30, Octagon

Large scale GIF projections of reworked Tate Collection artworks from Brooklyn based multi-media artist Rafia Santana.

Crep Protect

18.00–21.30, Room 1840

Display of rare and exclusive sneakers, and sneaker art by TboArt.

Reuben Dangoor

18.00–21.00, South Duveen

Legends of the Scene by London based artist Reuben Dangoor, taking inspiration from traditional British portrait paintings and incorporating present day grime music legends such as Skepta, Stormzy and Dizzee Rascal.


Status and Celebrity

19.00–19.30, Djanogly Cafe

A panel discussion curated by Crep Protect exploring the power and influence of celebrity, and the relationship between sneakers and status. UK rapper and Crep Protect founder J2K, Capital Xtra DJ Manny Norte, sneakerhead Magdi, artist and influencer Mikill Pane and Akua Agyemfra Senior Manager, Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing at Adidas.


Sneakers, Status and Celebrity

19.30–21.30, Learning Gallery

A short docu-film featuring celebrities talking about their sneaker collections and who influenced them. 

Exhibition ticket offer

Under 25’s get 50% off exhibition tickets to Artist and Empire and Frank Auerbach on production of valid I.D.

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Date & Time

4 December 2015 at 18.00–22.00