This month, Tate Modern will mark the second anniversary of Uniqlo Tate Lates with an evening of art, music and film. Since 2016, these boundary-breaking afterhours events have attracted over 220,000 visitors, becoming one of the UK's largest museum late programmes and providing a vital platform for London's creative talent.
On Friday 26 October, the latest in this series of free events will celebrate movement and migration, taking inspiration from Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera.
Audiences are invited to participate in mass collective action, touching the heat-sensitive flooring that Bruguera has applied to the Turbine Hall floor to reveal the portrait of a young Syrian migrant. Artists Crossing Borders, a collection of moving short films by international artists including John Akomfrah, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Zineb Sedira will be screened in the Blavatnik Building. Artists, poets and musicians, including Bishi, are also set to take over the sixth floor of the Building, telling true stories of movement and belonging. NTS Radio will return to curate a dynamic soundtrack, featuring Bossy LDN and Skinny Macho DJ performing in Tate Modern's atmospheric subterranean Tanks, and DJ Eliot and Sofie K in the Terrace Caf. The evening will also feature readings by poet Keisha Thompson, innovative tours of Tate's collection, hands-on workshops and free screenings in the Starr Cinema.
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