The Easel

Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power @ Tate Modern

Real progress on civil rights posed a question for black American artists – what role should art play? Expressing outrage and celebrating black heroes were, not surprisingly, high on the list but so too was finding an empowered black voice. So what most catches the eye after 50 years? “How stupid, wicked and evil racism is. What extraordinary beauty Coltrane – and many of the Black artists on display here – made from it.”