From the Tate Modern's release in January, 2020
BWM Tate Live Exhibition 2020
Faustin Linyekula, Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater take over the Tanks at Tate Modern
Three artists take over Tate Modern’s Tanks for ten days and six nights, for the fourth annual BMW Tate Live Exhibition.
Centring on his experiences of socio-political tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the work of Faustin Linyekula (b. 1974) blends theatre, dance and music to build circles of connection between him, his collaborators and the audience.
Taking place during gallery hours, Okwui Okpokwasili (b.1972) explores the structures of memory in her installation-based durational practice, engaging with the history of protest by Nigerian women.
Tanya Lukin Linklater's (b.1976) dance and installation-based work is informed by relationships within her Alutiiq and Cree family, conveyed through poetry and in material forms which become the foundation of her performance.
Each artist is concerned by how history is held in the body, and raise questions about shared memory, visibility and the porous boundaries of the ‘work of art’.
Performances and installations can be explored for free during the day. Additional ticketed performances will take place at night.