We Will Walk – Official Exhibition Poster
The official poster for We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South, on show at Turner Contemporary from 7th February 2020 – 3rd May 2020. We Will Walk is the first exhibition of its kind in the UK and reveals a little-known history shaped by the Civil Rights period in the 1950s and 60s.
It brings together sculptural assemblages, paintings and quilts by more than 20 African American artists from Alabama and surrounding states. The artists represented in the exhibition lived through the Civil Rights struggle and its aftermath, often in conditions of poverty. This art is characterised by the remaking and reuse of materials through necessity, custom, culture and innovation as well as a vital connection to place and nature. The exhibition also features Civil Rights music and documentary photographs that reveal the links between the art and its context.
Featured: Emmer Sewell, Untitled (Scarecrow), Collection of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Photo: Stephen Pitkin, Pitkin Studio, (c) 2020 Emmer Sewell/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London.
Poster Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm