Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power: Tate Modern | London, UK
Williams’ work will be featured in the Tate Modern’s current exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.
The exhibition explores how major social and political issues played out among and beyond African American artists from 1963 to 1983, featuring more than 150 works by over 60 artists, many on display in the UK for the first time. Including Chicago’s AfriCOBRA, a group formed in the late 1960s, by Gerald Williams, Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Nelson Stevens and Wadsworth Jarrell. Their striking works offered a unique aesthetic combining bright colours, texts and images in dynamic ways.
The exhibition is curated by Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley. For the full press release click, here.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue from Tate Publishing and a programme of talks.
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
— Curatorial text courtesy of The Tate Modern
Gerald Williams, Nation Time 1969, acrylic paint on canvas, 121.9 × 142.2 cm
© Gerald Williams, courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved
Wadsworth JarrellRevolutionary, 1972Screenprint printed in color on white wove paper33 x 26 in
83 x 66 cmEdition of 300 + 18 APs + 17 Color Trial Proofs
Jae JarrellBrothers Surrounding Sis, 1970Acrylic paint on suedeDimensions variable