Tate Modern Talk

Lighting the Path With 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

198 archive materials, May 2016. Photo: Rabz Lansiquot

Join 198 artists in exploring ways of connecting generations and preserving the legacies of older artists

If our identities are informed by our past how do we transmit knowledge across generations to help us understand more about who we are?

198 alumni artists will explore ways to connect the generations and preserve legacies by reflecting on the role of the archive in intergenerational learning, practical modes of knowledge transfer and sharing of experience.

Specifically considering the cultural production of older artists of colour, this event asks how do we ensure that the struggle for ‘a seat at the table’ is known to those that follow on?

This event is programmed by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

Following on from 198’s 2016–17 project Possible Futures, this year’s programme in Tate Exchange follows the theme of Production – the seen and the unseen – and sub-themes of Material, Knowledge, Value and Transformation.

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning's mission is to advance public interest in the visual arts, as well as nurture and support the career of emerging, under-represented artists. Founded in 1988 198’s motivation initially focused on the need to provide a platform for Afro-Caribbean and Asian artists as part of the Black Arts Movement. For nearly 30 years this work has evolved and continued to develop projects that consider the work and study of emerging cultural identities, through exhibitions, workshops, education projects and critical debate with artists, thinkers, activists, young people and local and artistic communities. We advocate for diversity within the visual arts and provide opportunities for those wishing to develop careers in the creative and cultural industries.

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Date & Time

15 July 2018 at 13.00–17.00

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