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Soul of a nation: art in the age of black power

Soul of a nation: art in the age of black power

Whitley, Zoé, editor; Godfrey, Mark (Mark Benjamin), editor; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, host institution; Tate Modern (Gallery), host institution; Brooklyn Museum, host institution

In the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? This publication surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of twentieth-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams and Frank Bowling

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Tate Publishing, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Mark Godfrey and Zoé Whitley ; with contributions by Susan E. Cahan [and five others]
ISBN: 1849764638, 9781849764636
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Exhibition held at Tate Modern, London, 12 July to 22 October, 2017; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 3 February to 23 April, 2018; and Brooklyn Museum, New York, 7 September 2018 to 3 February 2019.
Note: Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Tate Modern, London, 12th July-22nd October, 2017; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 3rd February-23rd April, 2018; Brooklyn Museum, New York, 7th September 2018-3rd February 2019.
Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm
Subject: African American art Exhibitions.; Black artists; Protest movements; American art; Art and Design.; Political art; African American artists History 20th century.