Tate Modern Private view

After Hours: Soul of a Nation

A group of people looking at artworks in a gallery

© Tate

An evening for 15-25 year olds to see the exhibition, curated exclusively by Tate Collective London

What does it mean to be a young black artist today? Explore an evening of music, discussion and moving image inspired by the resilience, boldness and solidarity of artists in Soul of a Nation.

Enjoy an intimate live performance from British Ghanaian soul singer-songwriter Andrew Ashong in the café, inspired by works in the show referencing East Coast Abstraction.

See Familiar Faces, a new commission from photographer Adama Jalloh that seeks to portay and celebrate the majesty in everyday people. Influenced by the work of Kamoinge Collective, the series uses film photography and collage to capture black people in a joyful and victorious light. 

What does black power mean to you? Visual street-based artist Dreph invites you to add your contribution to a large scale portrait of a contemporary female activist, inspired by the combination of text and image in AfriCobra works. Drop into Tate Modern or tune into the live stream on Sunday 13 August 12.00 – 16.00 to see Dreph working in the studio, or add your contribution on the night.

Join director Crack Stevens and musician Farai in conversation as they explore subjects of resilience, craft and welfare. The conversation will draw connections between the Wall of Respect and the visuals created with their community for the Lion Warrior video, as well as exploring notions of spirituality and creation of community spaces for BAME artists today.

With free refreshments.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

14 August 2017 at 19.00–21.00

Advance tickets are now sold out but a limited number of tickets will be available on the day

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