ART FOR ALL: Uniqlo is teaming with Tate Modern in London on a series of artsy events and activities to mark the opening weekend of the gallery’s newly expanded space.
The partnership between the Japanese retailer and the British institution — which houses works by everyone from Pablo Picasso to Monet and Ai Weiwei — will begin on June 17 and run throughout the summer. The newly renovated building stands 211 feet high and spans ten floors. New features include additional galleries, new social spaces including a roof terrace, a late-night bar and a new restaurant. One floor will be a dedicated area for members and patrons.
Highlights of the events include a commissioned choral score by the artist Peter Liversidge with 500 singers from London community choirs. There will be free film screenings and videos from artists including Derek Jarman, Andrea Fraser and Rabih Mroué.
There will also be special events for families and children.
In addition, Tate Modern will launch Uniqlo Fridays where the venue will host events relating to music, arts and culture. A range of events will be hosted by Uniqlo WearHouse, a space at the brand’s newly reopened Regent Street flagship.
Uniqlo Europe chief executive officer Takao Kuwahara said: “We can reinforce Uniqlo’s longstanding commitment to London, our first market outside of Japan, and our desire to continue to improve our offering for both a local and a global customer audience.”
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