Art in the Age of Black Power #ArtTuesday

London’s Tate, with their Soul of a Nation exhibition, made the argument that one cannot separate politics from art. Since it’s also true that you can’t separate fine art from technology, here’s a look at some of the pieces, in various mediums, from that 2019 exhibition. Here’s more from JUXTAPOZ:

Painter Charles White, celebrated this year in a series of retrospectives, recognized the power: “Art must be an integral part of the struggle. It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. It must adapt itself to human needs. It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” He is among scores of African American artists featured in Soul of a Nation, the blockbuster conceived at London’s Tate that testifies to the tumultuous pre-shocks that trembled through the 1960s to the early 80s. It’s a show about potential, urgency and dignity, and about a practice that White described as, “The challenge of how beautiful life can be.” I learned more about the artists in speaking with Tim Burgard, Curator in Charge of American Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where the show opened November 9, 2019.

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