CONCEPTUAL ART IN BRITAIN 1964 - 1979 / AT TATE BRITAIN, THE EXHIBITION OPENS ON 12 APRIL ! - Arc Street Journal

CONCEPTUAL ART IN BRITAIN 1964 - 1979 / AT TATE BRITAIN, THE EXHIBITION OPENS ON 12 APRIL !

by ARCSTREET.COM April 9 2016, 11:07 ART & EXHIBITIONS

Keith Arnatt - Art as an Act of Retraction (detail) 1971 / Tate © Keith Arnatt Estate​

Keith Arnatt - Art as an Act of Retraction (detail) 1971 / Tate © Keith Arnatt Estate​

Political. Radical. Challenging. Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 opens  on 12 April at TATE. In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history, which changed the way we think about art to this day. The radical and controversial work both scrutinised and took inspiration from the real world. Asking what art is for inevitably led some artists to engage with political themes ranging from feminism to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Seen within the context of its time, spanning Harold Wilson’s first Labour government to the election of Margaret Thatcher, this show reveals conceptual art’s lasting legacy. + www.tate.org.uk

 

Tate Britain: Exhibition
12 April – 29 August 2016

Bruce McLean Pose - Work for Plinths 3 1971 Photographs on board. Purchased 1981© Bruce McLean

Bruce McLean Pose - Work for Plinths 3 1971 Photographs on board. Purchased 1981© Bruce McLean

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