Tate Modern: Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

EXCLUSIVE:  Date: 12 July – 22 October 2017 Free for Members. Tickets on sale soon.

Image credit: Wadsworth Jarrell, Revolutionary 1972 Private Collection © Wadsworth Jarrell

Spanning the period 1963–83, The exhibition explores how  ‘Black Art’ was defined, rejected and redefined by artists in the USA. Most of the works are on display in the UK for the first time and introducing American artists such as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar, alongside prominent British Guyanese painter Frank Bowling who was resident in New York much of this time.

Beginning with the establishment of Spiral art collective in 1963, the exhibition explores how debate raged among and beyond African American visual artists as to what it meant to make and show art, who it was for and how to relate it to the Civil Rights movement and other campaigns for racial empowerment. Book: http://bit.ly/2kvk4f5

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