198 Contemporary Arts and Learning invite their long term collaborator, curator and writer Chandra Frank to curate an afternoon of drop-in workshops, talks and performances that look at the importance of pleasure, care and futurity. Through collaborations with artists and thinkers, we will explore the role these ideas play in developing communities, relationships, activist and artistic practices.
Join us for conversations on radical mothering, an artistic exploration of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, and a dialogue on the body, movement, future imaginaries and pleasure. There will also be performances inspired by Annah LaJavanaise and Ama Ata Aidoo and workshops that explore healing practices and the pleasure and empowerment in pole dance practice.
Contributions by: Barby Asante, DJ Lynnée Denise, Hannah Catherine Jones, Imani Robinson, Khairani Barokka, Ayesha, Ama Josephine Budge, Kelechi Okafor & Maya Campbell and more.
The focus of this event centres Women of Colour, Non Binary and Queer people and their practices.
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.