Soul of a Nation Curator Conversation: Mark Godfrey + Zoe Whitley

Sunday, March 24, 2019 |
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Broad presents a conversation with the organizing curators of Soul of a Nation, Tate Modern’s Mark Godfrey (senior curator, international art) and Zoe Whitley (curator, international art). Whitley and Godfrey will provide insights into the selection of artists in the galleries and the themes of the show, including questions of what it meant to be a Black artist during the time period and collective art making practices as alternatives to institutions. 

Tickets include one-time, anytime access to Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983.

Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey is Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Modern, London, where he co-curated the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with Zoe Whitley. He formerly held the post of lecturer in History and Theory of Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He has written exhibition catalogue essays on the work of Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Sharon Lockhart, Fiona Tan, and Eva Hesse, and a survey essay for the Phaidon monograph on Anri Sala. He has curated exhibitions for Catherine Yass, Douglas Huebler and Matthew Buckingham.

Zoe Whitley

Zoe Whitley, PhD is Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, London. Previously, she served as Tate’s curator of contemporary British art. At Tate, she co-curated the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with Mark Godfrey. At The Studio Museum in Harlem, she co-organized an Afrofuturism exhibition called The Shadows Took Shape with Naima J. Keith. From 2005-13, Whitley was curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, where she authored The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech and co-authored In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora with Gill Saunders. Her work with artists includes serving on the councils for Black Artists & Modernism (BAM) and Prospect 4, the fourth iteration of Prospect New Orleans’ international art exhibition.