We Will Walk - Art of Protest and Resistance in the American South
Hannah Collins is working with Turner Contemporary in Margate to curate We Will Walk - Art of Protest and Resistance in the American South to open in Margate in January 2020 then touring. The exhibition project aims to illuminate the ongoing relationship between creative expression and Civil Rights.
The exhibition will, for the first time, bring together the sculptures, quilts and site-specific production of African American artists who grew up in direct contact with Civil Rights actions, alongside photographs and documentation of the Civil Rights era. The work of artists whose lives were entwined with the Civil Rights movement, and has a resulting direct power, is only now being internationally recognised.
Hannah Collins is documenting those works which cannot be moved and are site specific. Specific to these artists’ works is a strong awareness of materials and a consciousness of the artist’s own role as guardian of and witness to, both nature and social change. By also featuring contemporary artworks exploring the vital social and political legacy of the Civil Rights period, the exhibition reaches for an understanding of the immense impact the events and imagery continue to exert.