Tate Modern Workshop

In-between With University of Kent

Theaster Gates, ‘Civil Tapestry 4’ 2011
Theaster Gates, Civil Tapestry 4 2011. Presented by Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida (Tate Americas Foundation) 2014. © Theaster Gates

Explore the complex relationships between movement, thought and resistance through performances and interactive displays

With terms like ‘political movement’ or ‘resistance movement’, the language we use around political activism often suggests movement – of people and ideas – away from the way things are towards a different, improved situation.

In this series of activities, interactive displays and performances, join the University of Kent and explore the transition of ‘stepping out’ from one situation into another. Negotiate the tensions between a cause and the uncertainty of an outcome, between followers and leaders, between success and failure, nostalgia and utopia. Reflect on the way we navigate transitional places and moments. Join in and use movement – literally, figuratively and playfully – as the way of thinking and acting that can help us move toward a different future.

About the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Within the School of Politics and International Relations students have the opportunity to engage in forms of experiential learning focusing on the relationship between art and political resistance. Final-year undergraduates can take the module How to Start a Revolution, MA students a module called Resistance in Practice. For Tate Exchange, Stefan Rossbach and Iain Mackenzie, the respective convenors of these modules, work with the students to create the programme of activities.

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Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

16–17 March 2019

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