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Caribbean British Art 1950s now

“Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now” will show 70 years of culture, experiences and ideas expressed through art, from visionary paintings to documentary photography: an opportunity to explore the Caribbean – British art over four generations.
More than 40 artists, including those of Caribbean heritage as well as those inspired by the Caribbean, such as Ronald Moody, Frank Bowling, Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson, Peter Doig, Hew Locke, Steve McQueen, Grace Wales Bonner and Alberta Whittle, working across film, photography, painting, sculpture and fashion.
From the artists of the Windrush generation who came to Britain in the 1950s, via the Caribbean Artists Movement an informal group of creatives, via the rise of Black Power in Britain, through works from the Black Art Movement of the 1970s and 80s, through artists who emerged either side of the millennium, to artists who have emerged more recently revisiting themes encountered earlier in the show.

Tate Britain
1 December 2021 – 3 April 2022

by Alain Chivilò