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Life Between Islands : Caribbean-British Art 1950s–Now

Exhibition. Londres, Tate Britain. 2021. 2022


With its multi-generational perspective, the catalogue reveals that the Caribbean connection in British art is one of the richest facets of art in Britain since the Second World War, and is a lens through which to understand the Caribbean diasporic experience in all its social, cultural, psychological and political complexities across generations. Featuring around 40 artists – among them Aubrey Williams, Frank Bowling, Althea McNish, Donald Locke, Sonia Boyce, Isaac Julien, Black Audio Film Collective, Lubaina Himid, Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, Steve McQueen, Alberta Whittle, and many more – it includes a variety of works by UK-based African-Caribbean artists, and also those whose work addresses Caribbean themes and heritages. Arranged chronologically, it sheds light on a number of themes such as Caribbean modernism, social and political struggles, subculture and its policing, the front room as a private and public space, after-images of slavery and the Middle Passage, and syncretic and creolised metaphor and allegory (carnival, folklore, new world religions). Readers will find themselves charting a course between two worlds: London or other urban localities in the UK and images of formerly British Caribbean nations.

  • Disponible - 704.18 LIF

    Niveau 3 - Arts