afropunk joins tate modern for a night celebrating “art in the age of black power”

July 18, 2017

Just ahead of AFROPUNK London 2017, we’ve partnered with the renowned Tate Modern museum for a music-filled night celebrating “Art in the Age of Black Power”, inspired by the museum’s Soul of a Nation exhibition. Soul of a Nation highlights art at the height of the Civil Rights movement––when figures like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane, and sports legends Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali made their mark in the fight for Black liberation––and the artists who engaged that period’s militant calls for “Black Power” in provocative and profound paintings, murals, collages, photographs, clothing, and sculptures.

Join us as we art, music, and a discussion on cultural production in the digital age on July 20th at 7pm at Tate Modern (FREE with a ticket to the exhibition).

Benny Andrews ‘Did the Bear Sit Under a Tree’ 1969 Emanuel Collection / Estate of Benny Andrews/DACS, London/VAGA, NY
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.