Street Culture, Black Photography & Performance Poetry, Tate Britain 04.04.13

Art Meets fashion – Codes

Have you ever thought about how art and fashion are linked to each other? Or how hair styles have inspired live performances?

Live displays, sound and image installations and a selfie school are just some of the free events at April’s Late at Tate. Using the current Tate Britain displays,A walk through the 20th Century, the evening will examine the influence and connections across politics, style, extremes and transformation in art.

The programme includes:

What We Wore (WWW)
18.30 – 21.30

What We Wore is the first personal history of British style; a photographic documentary of street culture and subculture from 1950–2010 through the lens of the people living it.  This is a subjective history, in people’s own words and image. For Late at Tate Nina Manandhar invites audiences to contribute images to thelive archive, which explores style in relation to different cultural spaces, codes and the formation of groups.

Pinky Tesfay
19.00 – 20.30

Artist Pinky Tesfay will create a visual intervention using a mix of collage and drawing in a live in a studio-like environment with real time projections to expose her creative process.

19.30 – 20.30

A selection of images which capture youth culture from the 80s through to the 90s.Normski will join the discussion Semiotics of street capturing the change and parallels between past and present codes, style and culture.

Curated by Zezi Ifore

Inspired by the Victorian social realist paintings in the 1840 room broadcaster Zezi Ifore asks what does ‘realness’ mean today? Including a screening of Skepta’s Underdog Psychosis from grime’s lynchpin and Are U Really From The Ends?, a conversation about authenticity and identity in style with contributions from Martine Rose, Mandi Lennard and Sara Ilyas plus music from Larry B.

Reprezent Radio / Tate Collective
Subversion and Control
18.00 – 21.30

Tate Collective collaborate with Reprezent Radio 107.3 FM to deliver a live broadcast under the themes of Subversion and Control with live broadcast from Tate Britain with features, discussion, interviews, music and special guests.

#TateSelfie School
18.30 – 21.30

Drop in to this pop-up @SelfieSchool – learn the best tips and tricks for innovative mobile phone photography taught by @Oggsie. Venture across Tate Britain’s galleries to take and share a #TateSelfie inspired by a work of art in the collection.

Harold Offeh
18.30 – 21.30

What is good hair? Taking its cue from US comic Chris Rock’s 2009 documentary on the African American hair industry, Hairography seeks to unlock this question and explore the visual language, social and cultural dynamics of hair advertising. Test the bounce, shine and movement of your own hair or one of La Saloniere’s wigs through a series of performative engagements. At 19.30 & 21.00 take part in an interactive performance Promenade & Pose led by La Saloniere (Harold Offeh), using your good hair and attitude to respond to the imagery and music of the 1540s.

Miles Aldridge
18.30 – 21.30

In response to Mark Gertler’s art work Merry-Go-Round, British photographerMiles Aldridge produces a visual and audio installation in gallery 1910.

19.00 – 21.00

Photographers Jason EvansEwen Spencer and Adam Murray discuss street style and youth culture in relation to themes of objectification, commodification and dissemination in the digital age. Jason Evans will play a selection of 90’s Ragga. This talk celebrates the launch of this Tate Collective London curatedSpotlight display: Source.

Tate Collective London is part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

18.30 – 21.30

Space is an open invitation to young people to come and use Tate Britain in a different way. Acting as a sister space to Source, curated by Tate Collective London, Space offers young visitors the opportunity to hang out, talk, think, learn or just be.

Tate Collective London is part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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