melvin edwards in 'soul of a nation: art in the age of black power’ at tate modern, london

12 July 2017
Soul of a Nation includes 50 influential American artists in a landmark exhibition that shines a light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history. The exhibition begins in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

It will include work from Melvin Edwards, a pioneer in the history of contemporary African-American art and sculpture who is renowned for his 1960s Lynch Fragment series in which he responded to racial violence in America.

12 July - 22 October 2017

Melvin Edwards at Tate Modern