I love the perks of working for EY – as a big four accounting and advisory firm they love to sponsor the arts and culture and the Tate Modern is around the corner from our main offices at London Bridge, making it easy to access the EY sponsored exhibitions here, including The World Goes Pop:
This is a Pop Art exhibition with a difference…. Instead of focusing on the Western interpretation of Pop Art it takes a look at how Pop Art impacted art around the world outside of the U.S. In the sixties and seventies.
Ushio Shinohara – Doll Festival 1966
For example this is a Japanese take on Pop Art – pulling together the colours and styling with traditional Japanese motifs and a random guy in a cowboy hat!
So I was able to attend a special viewing in the evening, with complimentary brief tours around the key pieces in the exhibit.
I love this piece – dancers or athletes leaping around in classic pop art style – bold colours and lines. This was actually a political statement about Russia – the artists home country.
Then we move past the textiles – not as interesting as the naughty works!
This piece uses Indian-esque silhouettes with cut outs in the design to highlight sexual organs.
I had a great night at this brief introduction to the exhibition – a second visit would allow more time to fully understand the influences behind each piece.
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