According to Powell, the exhibition ‘aspires to convey the aesthetic rupture and psychological tumult that blackness introduced into visual culture’.
From Outkast to Isaac Julien and far beyond, the reverberations are still echoing today. Respect.
Back to Black – Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary runs 7 June to 4 September at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, E1. Tel: 020 7522 7888