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.
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.
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.
Music: OK Williams and BORN N BREAD
- DJ sets recorded in Tate Modern’s iconic Tanks.