'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic' explores the impact of different black cultures from around the Atlantic on art from the early twentieth-century to today. The exhibition takes its inspiration from Paul Gilroy's influential book 'The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness' 1993. It features over 140 works by more than 60 artists. Gilroy used the term 'The Black Atlantic' to describe the transmission of black cultures around the Atlantic, and the instances of cultural hybridity, that occurred as a result of transatlantic slavery and its legacy. 'Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic' reflects Gilroy's idea of the Atlantic Ocean as a 'continent in negative', offering a network connecting Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. It traces both real and imagined routes taken across the Atlantic, and highlights artistic links and dialogues from the early twentieth-century to today. The exhibition is divided into seven chronological sections. Charting new forms of art arising from black culture and the work of black artists and intellectuals, it opens up an alternative, transatlantic reading of modernism and contemporary culture.An important exhibition titled Der Black Atlantic was organised by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in 2004, and ... For an in depth discussion of the relationship of black artists and performers to modernism and some of the problems that ... found it by Alioune Diopa#39;s Paris-based Presence Africaine), Wole Soyinka and Esa#39;kia Mphahlele and issued in Ibadan by the ... film of 1959, which set a contemporary retelling of the myth of Orpheus within Rio de Janeiroa#39;s favelas and carnival.
|Author||:||Tanya Barson, Peter Gorschlüter, Petrine Archer, Tate Gallery Liverpool|
|Publisher||:||Tate Publishing - 2010-06-01|