Tate Modern Talk

BMW Tate Live Exhibition Cycles of Inheritance

Artist Faustin Linkeyula rehearses a performance

Faustin Linyekula and Hlengiwe Lushaba Rehearsal Not Another Diva, Kisangani, July 2018. Photo © Studios Kabako

A panel discussion bringing together artists Faustin Linyekula, Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater alongside the BMW Tate Live Exhibition

At the end of ten days and six nights of performances across Tate Modern, join us for this unique opportunity to hear directly from artists Faustin Linyekula, Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater as they discuss shared concerns around memory, history, inheritance and the cyclical nature of time across diverse contexts.

The talk will be followed by a ticketed performance of women: iskwewak by Tanya Lukin Linklater in the Tanks.


Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula was born in 1974 in Ubundu, in former Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2001, Linyekula established Studios Kabako in Kinshasa, a centre for multidisciplinary practice and performance. Linyekula and Studios Kabako relocated to Kisangani in 2006 where they work with the local Lubunga communities in education, sustainability and the environment.

Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili was born in New York, USA, in 1972 as a child of Nigerian migrants. She came to prominence with her one-woman show Bronx Gothic 2014 and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018.

Tanya Lukin Linklater

Born 1976, Tanya Lukin Linklater is from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in southern Alaska, USA, and has lived and worked in northern Ontario, Canada for over a decade. In 2018, Lukin Linklater became the recipient of the inaugural Wanda Koop Research Fund. She is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.

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Date & Time

29 March 2020 at 14.30–16.00

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