Introducing UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In


UNIQLO announces that the first ever UNIQLO Tate Lates: Night In will be held on Friday 29th May. While the galleries are closed, UNIQLO and Tate Modern’s popular monthly event will be coming direct to viewers at home with a vibrant mix of artist talks, workshops, film, music and meditation.

Highlights will include Tate Modern’s Director, Frances Morris, in conversation with Kara Walker, creative workshops with London artist Lakwena, meditation with Sanchia Legister and NTS Radio DJ set with Floating Points. Launching at 7pm with an introduction by BBC Radio 1 Presenter Gemma Cairney, UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In will be available to view via a link on the Tate website, streaming the content live on Friday 29th May.

UNIQLO Tate Lates occur at Tate Modern on the last Friday of every month and have left their mark on London’s cultural scene by offering a free and accessible creative hub for people to come together, socialise and exchange ideas. Over the past three and a half years, these events have been dedicated to showcasing local emerging talent, alongside well-known DJs and world-famous artists.

“UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In is the perfect synergy to UNIQLO’s LifeWear ethos which strives to look ahead and is continuously evolving” says Yuitchi Ito, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO UK.  This new format is part of UNIQLO and Tate’s commitment to continue to inspire and connect people across the world and to support and platform local emerging artists alongside collection artists during lockdown.

UNIQLO Tate Lates Night In will include two different streams of content so viewers can curate their own night.

One stream will be dedicated to artist talks and workshops including Frances Morris in conversation with Kara Walker about the Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker: Fons Americanus which, during Tate Modern’s closure, remains in the Turbine Hall. Frances Morris will also speak to Wolfgang Tillmans later in the evening about his current 2020Solidarity project.  Viewers can learn the basics of creating bold, statement artwork for their home with London artist Lakwena or how to make DIY zines with Riot Soup Collective.  Tate Exchange artists Anna Farley and Hamja Ahsan will also talk about making art isolation from their makeshift studios in quarantine.  The evening will end with a calming, guided meditation from Sanchia Legister.

The other stream will be devoted to music, film and spoken word including poets Raymond Antrobus and Anthony Anaxagorou selecting poems to read during lockdown and a series of highly original short animations by Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki made in response to the pandemic.  The night will end with an hour of music programmed by NTS radio with visuals specially created by Wolfgang Tillmans for this collaboration.

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