This summer Tate Modern will present Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power, a landmark exhibition exploring what it meant to be a black artist in the USA during the Civil Rights movement and at the birth of Black Power.
Seeking also to explain that art’s purpose, it will additionally consider the art’s target audience and its reach thereto at a time when race and identity became major issues in music, sport and literature. Brought to public attention by iconic figures like Aretha Franklin, Muhammad Ali and Toni Morrison, ‘Black Art’ was being defined and debated across the country in vibrant paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures.
Featuring more than 150 works by over 60 artists, many on display in the UK for the first time, Soul Of A Nation will be a timely opportunity to see how American cultural identity was reshaped at a time of social unrest and political struggle.
The exhibition runs from July 12-October 22 in Boiler House Level 3 at the Tate Modern on the south bank of the Thames. Open daily 10am-6pm and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @Tate #SoulOfANation