Uniqlo Tate Lates

Occurring on the last Friday of every month, Uniqlo Tate Lates are a new after- hours opportunity to explore Tate Modern. There are interactive events, 10-minute talks, Collection Conversations and great food and drink deals. As well as this Tate Lates features the best emerging and established DJs chosen by NTS Radio, alongside workshops and exhibitions.

The most recent Late at Tate, on the 27th January, celebrated American master Robert Rauschenberg. Visitors had the opportunity to explore the themes and techniques he used, from pop-art collages to experimental sound and performance. From 6pm onwards, employees of Tate Modern, dressed in Uniqlo t-shirts, milled around the gallery, giving out special programmes outlining what visitors could expect. The events scheduled included sound experiments which used a range of instruments. These were inspired by Rauschenberg’ collaborator, John Cage. Another addition to the line-up was the Rauschenberg Raffle, in which participants had the opportunity to win Rauschenberg- themed prizes (the umbrella looked very tempting).

There was a good turn-out for the event and walkways were crowded. This meant that trying to get into one of the bars was difficult. However, we did feel that what was on offer was a little bit underwhelming. The activities were not always clearly explained.

Overall, however, Late at Tate was a good free event and an enjoyable, alternative arty event for a Friday.

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