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Soul Of Nation: Black Power Art (1 Aug – 22 Oct) Soul Of Nation: Black Power Art (1 Aug – 22 Oct)
Soul Of Nation: Black Power Art (1 Aug – 22 Oct)

Soul Of Nation: Art In The Age of Black Power opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

 

Artists responded through art that was provoking and confounding expectations.

 

Vibrant paintings, powerful murals, collage, photography, revolutionary clothing designs and sculptures made with Black hair, melted records, and tights – the variety of artworks reflects the many viewpoints of artists and collectives at work during these explosive times.
With paintings in homage to political leaders like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane and sporting hero Jack Johnson. Muhammad Ali appears in Andy Warhol’s famous painting.

 

This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.
Tate Modern, SE1 9TG, £16.50. See the exhibition for just £10 during Uniqlo Tate Lates on Friday 25 August 2017. (Offer valid on visits from 18.00 only)