23.03.2019 - 15.00-18.00H

Where does culture happen?

On Saturday 23 March TENT x Tate present the publication release of ‘Where does culture happen?’, during a lively public programme with music, film, presentations and workshops.

In addition to the exhibition, a publication was developed in which makers from Rotterdam and London provide answers, both in text and image, to the question: ‘Where does culture happen?’ They shine light on the collective places and moments where the culture they regard as their ‘own’ emerges and is experienced and shared. They describe the living room, the dance floor, the ritual funeral, the night shop, and the street as places where culture nestles and develops. Some reflect on this question in relation to their own practice, describing how the culture therein is not static but shifts, mixes and re-forms. Others focus on creating collective spaces of togetherness or a feeling of being alientated from the dominant culture. The Where does culture happen? publication offers more than a common answer to a question; it is a conversation between makers who claim space and make room for sharing and advancing their cultural practices and those outside of or moving in between the cultural infrastructure of institutions.

Live music by Kaoutar Gadir
Corner Shop Sound System by Cengiz Mengüç
Welcome ritual by Amenti MoveMeant

Welcome by TENT x Tate Jesse van Oosten and/or  Rachel Noel
Reading by Dean Bowen (introduction)

15.45 – 16.30h
Live interventions and presentations by
Hannah Kemp-Welch, Ishmael Lartey, Touching Bass (screening)

16.30 – 16.45h
Cornershop Sound System intervention by Cengiz Mengüç

16.45 – 17.30h
Live interventions and presentations by Jessie McLaughlin, Sheray Rozenstein, Ivan Barbosa (screening)

17.30 – 18.00h

Drinks and music by Charmaine van Leyden

The programme will be in English. Free admission, also the publication is free. The publication includes contributions from Victoria Aquino, Araba Banson, Ivan Barbosa, Dean Bowen, Alida Dors, Afaina de Jong, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Charl Landvreugd, Ishmael Lartey, Cedar Lewisohn, Hamed Maiye, Abondance Matanda, Malique Mohamud, Amenti Movemeant, Hélène Christelle Munganyende, Sheray Rozenstein, Stacii Samidin, Touching Bass