LONDON, 17-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Late at Tate will return to Tate Britain this season with a new series of free events curated by young people. The gallery will open up on the first Friday evenings of April, June, August, October and December for specially curated late openings featuring music, live performances and workshops. 2016’s series will be inspired by key works in the Tate Collection. The first event will be based on Tracey Emin’s My Bed, currently on loan from the Duerckheim Collection, and will feature events and performances themed around ‘the bedroom’.
Late at Tate event is curated exclusively by 18-25 year olds from Tate Collective London who produce a range of free events and festivals for young people to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas. Late at Tate is part of the Circuitprogramme, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Circuit is a national programme that engages young people in the arts with a focus on encouraging those with least access to galleries and museums.
The series will kick off on 1 April with an evening themed around Tracey Emin’s seminal work, My Bed (1998), which is currently on display in Tate Britain’s Tracey Emin and Francis Bacon room. For this event, artist collective Bedfellows will create an informal performance-based discussion work where they will tackle themes in Emin’s work such as sex, desire, consent and relationships. The event will also include performances by artists who usually make music in their bedrooms – local producer Pokovsky and London-based collective 404, and performance artists Travis Alabanza and Liv Wynter will deliver poetic responses to the work. ‘Laid Bare’ zine-making workshops by artist Rudy Loewe will also encourage the audience to explore their own truths about sexuality and gender.
Later in the series, events will be themed around artworks including Winifred Nicholson’s Sandpipers, Alnmouth (1933),Rasheed Araeen’s Rang Baranga (1969), Shirazeh Houshiary’s Veil (1999) and The Cholmondeley Ladies (British School c.1600-10).
Mark Miller, Circuit Programme National Lead said: “We are really looking forward to seeing how Tate Collective bring together an evening of creative ideas inspired by Emin’s My Bed. It is a great way to start an artistically diverse new season of programme and we look forward to connecting with diverse new audience.”
Late at Tate is a free, drop-in event. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. At this event, street food will be available.
Late at Tate Britain:
Tate Britain, 2016
Friday 1 April 18.00-22.00
Friday 3 June 18.00-22.00
Friday 5 August 18.00-22.00
Friday 7 October 18.00-22.00
Friday 2 December 18.00-22.00
Special offer: 50% off current exhibition tickets for under 25’s on production of valid I.D (last entry 21.00).
Notes to editors:
Circuit is a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working in partnership with the youth and cultural sector. Led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it provides opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines. Circuit involves Tate Modern and Tate Britain; Tate Liverpool; Tate St Ives and partners from the Plus Tate network: Firstsite, Colchester; MOSTYN, Llandudno; Nottingham Contemporary; The Whitworth, Manchester; and Wysing Arts Centre and Kettleʼs Yard, Cambridgeshire.https://circuit.tate.org.uk/
About Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established in 1987 by the publisher and philanthropist Paul Hamlyn (1926-2001). Today it is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation’s mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. It has a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts. www.phf.org.uk
About Late at Tate
Late at Tate is a programme of after-hours events for young and diverse audiences held at Tate Britain. The programme takes inspiration from the Tate Collection and has featured music, film, fashion and live performance. Late at Tate is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. @TateCollectives #LateAtTate www.tate.org.uk/late-tate-britain
About Tate Collective
Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people aged 15 – 25 years to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.