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Axis of Solidarity: Landmarks, Platforms, Futures

Wifredo Lam, ‘[no title]’ 1975–6
Wifredo Lam, [no title] 1975–6. Tate. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

This international conference will explore and reflect upon global solidarity movements and their artistic manifestation

This conference is a collaboration between Tate, the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University and the Africa Institute. This conference will bring together a group of international scholars, writers, curators, researchers and artists to reflect on the mid-twentieth century liberatory alliances forged by decolonisation movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

These transnational solidarities manifested themselves in landmark events, historic conferences and festivals; in the formation of associations, magazines, and journals; and significantly, in the explosion of new creative expressions in literary and visual artistic arenas, such as novels, poetry, theatre, film and visual arts, and in the rise of postcolonial studies and critical theory.

The conference program will be organised into three areas – historic landmarks, political and cultural platforms, and emancipatory futures in which acts and creative expressions of international solidarity have and continue to intensely manifest.

This conference will be comprised of panels that deepen our understanding of global solidarity movements, particularly those originating from the Global South.

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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23 February 2019 at 09.30–19.00

24 February 2019 at 09.30–19.00

25 February 2019 at 09.30–13.15

Your booking will be for 23 February but your ticket is valid for all three days of the conference



£22 Concessions