Tate Exchange – Tricksters Brewing Futures II

23rd June 2018 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, Bankside SE1 9TG


Care, pleasure and politics in POC, feminist and queer arts practice.

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning invite their long term collaborator, curator and writer Chandra Frank to curate an afternoon of drop-in workshops, talks and performances that look at the importance of pleasure, care and futurity. Through collaborations with artists and thinkers, we will explore the role these idea’s play in developing communities, relationships, activist and artistic practices.

Join us for conversations on radical mothering, an artistic exploration of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, and a dialogue on the body, movement, future imaginaries and pleasure. There will also be performances inspired by Annah LaJavanaise and Ama Ata Aidoo and workshops that explore healing practices and the pleasure and empowerment in pole dance practice.

Contributions by: Barby Asante, Foluke Taylor, DJ Lynnée Denise, Hannah Catherine Jones, Imani Robinson, Khairani Barokka, Ama Josephine Budge, Leona Nicole Black, Ayesha, Kelechi Okafor & Maya Campbell and more.

Drop in for these special edition workshops:

Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club: A physical and meta-physical self defence class for women, non binary people and QTIPoC, combining Brazilian JuJitsu and magical/medicinal herbalism to create a holistic approach to self defence. Through community ritual and collective healing, the energy created at SSFC is powerful and creative.

Kelechnekoff : Become familiar with pole dancing offered by twerk innovator Kelechi Okafor and Maya Campbell.

The focus of this event centres Women of Colour, Non Binary and Queer people and their practices.

For more info, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1296654977133513/