17 Sept-24 Jan. The Tate Modern reveals how artists from various nations and cultures around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop Art, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East.
The exhibition delves into a deeper, darker side of one of the world's most accessible art movements and how it was often a subversive international language of public protest, domestic revolution and criticism of the establishment.
Using roughly 160 works including canvas and mixed media from the 1960s and 1970s, the Tate illustrates how the popular artistic and cultural phenomenon was not, as many people believe, exclusively an Anglo-American celebration of western consumer culture.
Highlights of the show include the anti-war sculpture Bombs in Love by Austrian Kiki Kogelnik, the subverted commercial logos painted by Croatian Boris Bućan, Brazilian Claudio Tozzi’s Multitude, Icelandic artist Erró’s American Interiors, and Ushio Shinohara’s Pop Art versions of 19th-century Japanese prints.
The exhibition also has a special section dedicated to the often-overlooked female Pop artists such as Anna María Maiolino, Jana Želibská, Delia Cancela, Evelyne Axell, Eulàlia Grau, Nicola L, Marta Minujin and Martha Rosler.
Sun-Thurs 10.00-18.00. Fri-Sat 10.00-22.00