Escape the Slick: Youth Takeover

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    Escape the Slick, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 13 January–May 2023. Photo: Damian Griffiths

Past Event

This event was on 6 April | 6:30 - 9 pm | Free, No Booking Required

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Escape the Slick: Youth Takeover

Join us for an evening of music, workshops, and exploration programmed by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective Duchamp & Sons. Inspired by their current exhibition Escape the Slick, which asks questions about access to public space whilst embracing comfort and self-expression, you can expect an evening of good vibes, exploration, and moments to connect to others.

The Programme

18.30 – 21:00 – Food, Drinks and Socialising in the Creative Studio

18:30 – 19:15 – Panel Discussion on being a young creative with Tadi the Great, James Jones-Smith, and marojiyam in the Study Studio

19:00 – 19:40 – Performances & Readings by young creatives in Escape the Slick, followed by an Open Mic. Performers include Kimberly Johnson, Jordan Minga, Lynn Ha, Harriet Ekpo, Aliya Abdi, Yulin Huang and Natasha Brown.

19:30 – 21:00 – Collage Making in the Study Studio

20:00 – 21:00 – Closing DJ set by Tadi The Great in the Creative Studio

About Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons is a collective of 15-24 year olds from across London who meet regularly to experiment with art, curate exhibitions and events, and share space for food and conversation.

Escape the Slick: Youth Takeover has been collaboratively curated by D&S Members Amir, Cartier, Constança, Danielle, Elizabeth, Elliott, Emily, Erika, Freya, Georgie, Iarla, Jasmine D-C, Jasmine S-A, Jemila, Joshua, Josserose, Miranda, Ruth, Shannay, Shree, and Yulin.

About Tadi the Great

Tadi the Great (@tadithegreat) is a Norwich/UK-based artist & DJ of Zimbabwean origin. His journey into djing started with the sole intention enhance his production, but now this has become one of his main avenues of self-expression. Since then, he has opened up for Gilles Peterson, Charlie Dark, Shy One, GZA (Wu-Tang) & many more, forever bringing a melting pot of soulful, percussive and unpredictable sonics. Recently, he launched Astral Projections (, his club night which shares the same approach of running free with creativity.