Prada Mode, a travelling social club like you’ve never seen it before, returns to London in the form of an installation by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, on the 2nd and 3rd October, in the iconic setting of 180 The Strand, in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and The Showroom London.
During Prada Mode’s occupation of 180 The Strand, an evocative programme of exhibitions and events will include Gates’ Black Image Corporation, a project exploring contemporary black identity, alongside the Black Cinema House Film Programme, curated by When They See Us director Ava Duvernay.
Prada Mode will also launch Collective Intimacy, a selection of performances and talks centres around the narratives of black trans experiences. Not only will each of the events take place in Gates’ ingeniously designed and unique space, the variety of talks and performances on offer means there’s something for everyone – with collaborations from artists and musicians to members of the public.
With the first two iterations of Prada Mode taking place in Miami and Hong Kong, this central London takeover, inspired by themes of everything from cultural identity to global community, is not one to be missed.
The Black Image Corporation and Collective Intimacy installations will run from the 4th October until the 5th December.