Soul of a Nation @ Tate Modern
This timely exhibition explores what it meant to be a Black artist in the wake of the Civil Rights movement. As the Tate themselves say: It is a landmark exhibition and a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.
It opens in 1963, the year of Martin Luther’s I have a Dream speech and his march on Washington. When artists sought a way to respond to the challenges and questions brought about by the civil rights movement. As the curator Mark Godfrey noted, “Those questions were answered in one way by a group in Chicago, another in Los Angeles, Some were making abstract work, others were working from images, others in photography.” Although in some ways many of the issues confronted by black artists featured in the show remain unresolved….
I learnt so much about some often glossed-over artists that were grappling with America's history. A watershed era that resonates today. It is a vibrant, powerful and important exhibition and I encourage everyone to go.
by Sophia Brenninkmeyer - see more reviews
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 10pm (LATE NIGHT)
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm