We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South




Turner Contemporary reopens with We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South is the first exhibition of its kind in the UK and reveals a little-known history shaped by the Civil Rights period in the 1950s and 60s.

It brings together sculptural assemblages, paintings and quilts by more than 20 African American artists from Alabama and surrounding states. The artists represented in the exhibition lived through the Civil Rights struggle and its aftermath, often in conditions of poverty.  This art is characterised by the remaking and reuse of materials through necessity, custom, culture and innovation as well as a vital connection to place and nature. The exhibition also features Civil Rights music and documentary photographs that reveal the links between the art and its context.

 

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Duration 22 July 2020 - 06 September 2020
Times Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm
Cost Free - booking essential
Venue Turner Contemporary
Address Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Contact / info@turnercontemporary.org / www.turnercontemporary.org

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