Sunday 15 November 2015

The World Goes Pop at Tate Modern

After visiting The World Goes Pop exhibition at Tate Modern in London a few weeks ago, I decided that I had to blog about it. My love of pop art stems from my GCSE Art days, which is when I was first introduced to the genre. When I heard that there was going to be an exhibition at Tate Modern, I thought it would be a great way for me to remember my art school days and also discover some more artists from that period.

What I like most about the exhibition is that it shows you a different side to pop art, hence the slogan - this is pop art, but not as you know it. Most of the artists I studied at school in this genre were American, but this exhibition shows you art from Latin America to the Middle East from the 1960s and 1970s, and how different countries and cultures responded to the global movement. Themes of politics, sexuality, the female body and protest are all displayed through pieces of artwork, across mediums such as canvas, wall installations and even pinball machines!

There are 10 rooms to explore in this exhibition, so give yourself a good couple of hours to walk through and take everything in. The room I found most interesting was room six which focused on Pop Bodies. This was around representations of the body and some female artists even found ways to express female liberation at a highly political time.

Tate Modern will be showcasing this exhibition until 24 January 2016, so if you get the chance to go, I would highly recommend it for any pop art fans.

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