The World Goes Pop exhibit at the Tate Modern opens tomorrow 17 Sept - 24 January. Showcasing approximately 160 works from the 60s & 70s, the exhibit offers a more expansive and global view of Pop Art.
The typical definition of "Pop Art" has traditionally been limited to an American phenomenon somehow linked with consumer culture, celebrity and the "American Dream." The World Goes Pop proves to enhance the concept of "Pop Art" from a global perspective that offers deeper themes, such as politically-influenced works, lending to a more fulsome definition of the genre.
We LOVE the female angle to POP as evidenced by artist Evelyne Axwell's piece entitled "Valentine." Belgium artist Axwell was mentored by none other than the famous surrealist Magritte and enlists not only a surreal influence, but also pop and erotic themes into her work. "Valentine" pays homage to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to have flown in space.