The Afromodern exhibit at Tate Liverpool was innovative, brought together work from collections and collectors around the world, and closed several years ago. I remember particularly clearly the impact of the striking work of Kara Walker.
However, unlike other exhibitions, the exhibit’s goals live on at the Black Atlantic website
rather than just in a glossy expensive book.
(Although can I say it’s rather nice and available here)
A project run in collaboration with Liverpool University, the website works:
to create a space which enables the scholarly exchange of ideas, provides a starting point for further study, and offers access to in-depth information, recent research and upcoming events related to the study of the Black Atlantic.
The linked blog continues to update readers on related content and events. If working on Gilroy you might want to consider the reviews available.
One of the most useful tools from the book which is also available on the website is this chronology, bringing together movements in art and politics across the Black Atlantic.
For more info:
Black Atlantic bibliography
More info on Kara Walker (retrospective)
Guardian Review of the show.
Sam Thorne on the show in Frieze Magazine.
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