MAKING HISTORIES VISIBLE
Migrations Tate Britain
This exhibition explores British art through the theme of migration from 1500 to the present day, reflecting the remit of Tate Britain Collection displays. From the sixteenth and seventeenth century Flemish and Dutch landscape and still-life painters who came to Britain in search of new patrons, through moments of political and religious unrest, to Britain’s current position within the global landscape, the exhibition will reveal how British art has been fundamentally shaped by successive waves of migration. Cutting a swathe through 500 years of history, and tracing not only the movement of artists but also the circulation of visual languages and ideas, this exhibition will include works by artists from Lely, Kneller, Kauffman to Sargent, Epstein, Mondrian, Bomberg, Bowling and the Black Audio Film Collective as well as recent work by contemporary artists.
Tate Britain Migrations in pictures.
Review - Thin Black Line(s) Tate Britain by Christine Eyene
Christine Eyene is an art critic, independent curator and consultant. She is curator of the African selection of the 3rd edition of Photoquai - Biennial of World Images, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, Sept. 2011; Gwanza 2011 - Month of Photography, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, August 2011; and co-curator of FOCUS11 - Contemporary Art Africa, part of Art|42|Basel's Public Program, June 2011.