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14 March 2017  -  19 March 2017

Who Are We?


Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

14–18 March 2017 at 12.00–18.00
19 March 2017 at 12.00–16.00

Full programme details:

In a moment of global movement, connection and dis-connection of people across national borders, we ask who are ‘we’? Who gets to decide?

‘In the nightmare of the dark/All the dogs of Europe bark/And the living nations wait/ Each sequestered in its hate’ – W.H. Auden In Memory of W.B. Yeats (1940)

Who are We? is a week of drop-in activity, dialogue, artist-led workshops, debate and lively disruption, asking what it means to belong – across and within borders.

Spanning the visual arts, film and photography, design and architecture, the spoken and written word, live art and music, the programme creates a space for collaboration and encounter. Groups often kept apart by binaries – migrants versus ‘natives’, artists versus audiences, activists versus artists, academics versus artists, and experts versus public – come together to interrogate their ways of relating to each other.

This event is programmed by Tate Exchange Associates: Counterpoints Arts (the organisation behind Platforma), Loughborough University, The Open University, University of Warwick.

Image: The New Union Flag by Gil Mualem Doron