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).
We’ve joined forces with AFROPUNK ahead of the 2017 AFROPUNK FEST London for an evening of provocation, installation and music inspired by #SoulofaNation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Join our line-up of emerging British creatives to discuss multi-disciplinary arts, politics and cultural production in a DIY digital age. 20 July 2017, 7pm at Tate Modern. FREE with ticket. Exhibition link in bio – scroll to related events. Still from Black Boys Don’t Cry, dir. IGGYLDN
Benny Andrews ‘Did the Bear Sit Under a Tree’ 1969 Emanuel Collection / Estate of Benny Andrews/DACS, London/VAGA, NY