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Uniqlo Tate Lates: Night In

Join us online for talks, music, films and spoken word exploring Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus

Tune in for an artist-led programme direct to you, wherever you are. London-based poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams will be your host for the night, introducing artists across the evening as he records from Tate Modern.

Stream 1 Talks and Films

Talk: David Olusoga OBE and Clara Kim

  • Historian, writer and broadcaster David Olusoga speaks with the curator of Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus, Clara Kim, about monuments, racial injustice and the interconnected histories of the UK and US.

Talk: Patrisse Cullors and Osei Bonsu

  • American artist, activist and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors discusses the relationship between art and social justice with Tate curator Osei Bonsu.

Film: Mohammed Laouli
The Sculptures Weren't White [Les Sculptures n'étaient pas blanches]

  • Moroccan artist Mohammed Laouli's Les Sculptures n'étaient pas blanches addresses the compounding of colonial commemoration with anti-racist actions contained within a monument in the heart of Marseille.

Stream 2 Talks, Poetry and Films

    Poetry: Abondance Matanda

    • Writer Abondance Matanda’s poetic response to Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus reflects on the changing relationship with the artwork a year after its installation.

    Art Chat: A Transatlantic Conversation

    • How do we make sense of Fons Americanus in light of Black Lives Matter, the pandemic and the ever-changing political landscape? This transatlantic conversation amplifies the voices of Black women working within cultural production.
    • Hear from creative director Henrietta Gallina and design researcher Alyse Archer-Coité in New York, and A Vibe Called Tech’s founder Charlene Prempeh recording from Tate Modern.

    Film: Kiluanji Kia Henda
    We Shall Return [Havemos de Voltar]

    • Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda's imaginative short film Havemos de Voltar reflects on Angola's colonial history and present day through the eyes of a taxidermied antelope, who regains sentience and flees the physical confines of the museum where it had been on display.
    • The film is introduced by the artist and Tate Film curators.

    Stream 3 Music

    Music: OK Williams and BORN N BREAD

    • DJ sets recorded in Tate Modern’s iconic Tanks.

    Online Event

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    All videos will be available until 15 October


    1 October 19.00–20.30

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