Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers

June 12, 2019 - 10:00am to September 15, 2019 - 6:00pm [AST -04:00]
Event Location:
Somerset House Trust
Somerset House
United Kingdom

Zak Ové’s curation of the group exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now foregrounds and celebrates the work of more than 100 artists from Africa, the Caribbean region, the African Diaspora in Britain and throughout the wider world who have made significant contributions to the UK’s cultural landscape in the decades since the Second World War.

As the exhibition’s sub-title suggests, its showcase pays tribute to generations of black creative pioneers whose artworks have served to voice, visualise and reflect the complexities, political dynamics, pleasures and challenges of black lived experiences in Britain throughout the modern and contemporary eras of the 20th and 21st centuries, as expressed through painting, sculpture, photography, film, music, literature, architecture, artefact assemblages, fashion and design.


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