get a free ticket to the tate modern’s amazing black art exhibition this friday night
As part of the Uniqlo Tate Lates series and in celebration of Notting Hill Carnival.
Carolyn Mims Lawrence, Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free 1972 © Carolyn Mims Larence
If you haven't seen the brilliant Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition at the Tate Modern already, then this Friday night is a very good time to make that right. As part of the Uniqlo Tate Lates series, a limited number of free tickets to the exhibition will be available on a first-come-first-served basis between 6pm and 10pm on Friday. To make it even more awesome, or if you miss out on a free ticket, at 9pm there's a free screening of Sampha's Process film, directed by Kahlil Joseph.
"Soul of a Nation offers a rare opportunity for people in the UK to discover works by significant African American artists created during a turbulent period in American history," says Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, adding, "We are thrilled that this month's Uniqlo Tate Late will open up this landmark exhibition to as wide an audience as possible, who we hope will enjoy and appreciate the fierce beauty of the art of Black America from 1963 to 1983".
London's Night Czar (and hero of the campaign to save the Royal Vauxhall Tavern), Amy Lamé adds, "The Mayor and I believe it's really important that London's night life reflects the incredible diversity of the city – whether you want to go to the theatre, visit an exhibition or party the night away. Uniqlo Tate Lates are a mainstay of London's night life, so it's great to see Tate Modern open up the Soul of a Nation exhibition free to all Londoners for this distinctive mix of art, music and entertainment. This is a fantastic way to experience the capital's exceptional night time culture, showing London is open to creativity and to all people".
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is at Tate Modern until 22 October 2017.