Tate Exchange – The Price Of The Ticket

20 May 2018 from 14:00-17:00

Tate Modern – TateExchange Bankside, Blavatnik Building, Level 5, London, United Kingdom

In a moment when social, cultural and political values are being fiercely contested, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning’s Associate Curator Barby Asante invites Eddie Bruce Jones, Teresa Cisneros, Taylor Le Melle, Andrea Phillips, Willow Verkek and Rehana Zaman to join her to lead a collective study session using James Baldwin’s text the Price of the Ticket as the central text in a study session on value.

Baldwin’s text explores power, economics and other systems of value, through reflection on the value of friendship, mentorship, black life, art and more. This is an invitation for us to discuss ideas relating to value in the arts and how artistic production is affected by social values. We intend to interrogate the idea of value, values and value systems and how we can think and work differently with value.

  • How do we value? What do we value? Who do we value?
  • Is the creation of value a collective social practice or is value determined by social
    positioning, cultural elitism and political agendas?
  • Is there a place for intersectionality in the production of value?
  • Can the production of value be fair and impartial?
  • Can we change our system’s of value? How can we think about changing value

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

This event is programmed by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, a Tate Exchange Associate.