TENT X TATE
For the second time, TENT Rotterdam and Tate Young People's Programs are working together hands-on on an exchange project for young creatives. Ten young people (18-25 yrs.) From Rotterdam and London participate in a workshop program in which the question "Where does culture happen?" is central. During workshops, discussions and field trips, the group steps out of their comfort zone by gaining new experiences, examining where culture is produced and how this relates to the exhibition spaces of TENT and Tate. In these spaces, modern and contemporary art is shown, preserved and / or produced, but art and culture in the broadest sense of the word arises in many more places: online, on the street, in living rooms, in social spaces. But what role can these art institutions play in cities such as Rotterdam and London in 2017? And for whom?
The group in Rotterdam consists of 5 young, ambitious creatives from different backgrounds. Lisa McCray, Fatima Jabor, Jaime Le Bleu, Cengiz Mengüç and Charmaine van Leyden will work together with five young people from London Angela Wereko-Anderson, Araba Banson, Gaby Sahhar, Jasper Appleby-Sherring, Victoria Aquino for a week in October. London with Tate Exchange as its home base, the project space on the fifth floor of Tate Modern's new building. They are immersed in the culture of this metropolis and actively explore the city to see, feel, taste and experience it intensively. They discuss the function of institutions such as TENT and Tate in a local context and the role of art in society. Together with the members of Tate Collective, artists and makers from different disciplines, they work on a public communication in which their findings are presented. In November, the entire group will meet again in Rotterdam to get started in TENT and in relation to the city of Rotterdam with the same question: “Where does culture happen?”
London: 15 October - 21 October
Rotterdam: 20 November - 24 November
On the photo: Charmaine van Leyden, Fatima Jabor, Cengiz Mengüç, Lisa McCray and Jaime Le Bleu