The world goes pop exhibition – Tate Modern

On saturday I took a trip to the Tate modern to go and see The World Goes Pop exhibition I found this exhibition to be quite interesting and I was pleasantly surprised by the political views conveys in some of the pieces on display and I also enjoyed how the exhibition had been curated with vibrant primary colours all around to really make each piece stand out.


The first piece to catch my eye was a very large piece called Doll festival by Ushio Shinohara made in 1966 this piece is based around the doll festival in japan that celebrates the well being of young women through out the country in this piece how ever what would usually be a traditional depiction of Japanese women also displayed the image of a man in western clothing being surrounded by townswomen and a ¬†young male prostitute in an effort to shed light upon the “rapid Americanisation of Japanese society”2

The next image is of 4 pieces by Raimo Reinikainen made in 1966 they are Raimo’s way of commenting on the united states role in the conflict with Vietnam he was quoted on the placard saying “I was appalled at how the richest country on the planet was trying to ravage one of the worlds poorest countries” in these pieces Raimo has swapped out the red and white stripes of the american flag for multi coloured lines and also swapped out the stars for photographs of the Vietnam war taken from newspapers.


This next piece was made by Teresa Burga in 1968 called Cubos (cubes) these painted plywood boxes depict sections of the female body along with graphic patterns supposedly the bosex can be rearranged in a way that can cause the womens roles to be changed.


The last piece I photographed was Multidao (multitude) by Claudio Tozzi made in 1968 here Claudio has depicted a protesting crowd in Brazil where the military regime at the time had been growing increasingly oppressive. One thing I enjoyed most about this piece was the resemblance the center image has to the painting Cow Mutations by Tim Head.





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