Think Pop Art and the usual suspects come to mind: Warhol, Johns and Hamilton. The ‘World Goes Pop’ exhibition at the Tate Modern however, celebrates the world of Pop that has escaped the history books taking us beyond the usual UK/USA based artists on a global journey through the many faces of Pop Art from Latin America to the Middle East. The show offers a fresh perspective on the pop movement and vividly demonstrates the international reach and appeal of the phenomenon with women artists in particular taking a starring role.

The diverse range of artworks on display reveals in vivid eye-poppingly colourful detail the manner in which different countries and cultures responded to the Pop Art movement with topics such as politics, consumer culture, protest and the body explored in engaging, fun and often shocking ways.

The World Goes Pop doesn’t offer any blockbuster well-known pieces but the chance to see the global output of Pop artists beyond the usual Anglo-American favourites makes this one of the must see exhibitions of the autumn. The show runs until the 24th of January and promises to pack a colourful punch!

 

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