Last night at the opening of @tate's "Soul of a Nation", which features, among others, Virginia Jaramillo and Frank Bowling (Bowling's Texas Louise, 1971, pictured here).
"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power", is a landmark exhibition exploring how social and political issues played out among and beyond African American artists from 1963 to 1983. 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 re-shaped at a time of social unrest and political struggle.
Congratulations @zoe.whitley, @markgodfrey1973 and Priyesh Mistry on a wonderful exhibition! #tate #tatemodern #soulofanation #frankbowling #halesgallery