Tate Modern plans African-American show

A major exhibition of African-American art from the 1960s and 70s is due to open at Tate Modern in 2017. The exhibition, which has not been formally announced, is likely to include work by Sam Gilliam and Joe Overstreet, among others. The show is organised by the curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, who have been travelling to the US to visit artists’ studios and meet with gallerists. In 2015, Godfrey won an Absolut Art Award for the development of an anthology dedicated to “the black art debate” and African-American art. The publication is due to be released next year.