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

Well-deserved congratulations to Tate curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley for the five star reviews of Soul of a Nation that is on display at Tate Modern until October 22. This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America. The show 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. The exhibition is supported by the Tate Americas Foundation thanks to generous grants from the Ford Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Henry Luce Foundation.

Barkley L. Hendricks Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved any Black People – Bobby Seale) 1969 Collection of Liz and Eric Lefkofsky © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Superman S-Shield © & ™ DC Comics. Used with permission​

9 November 2017