Conceptual Art in Britain 1964 –1979 at Tate Britain


Roelof Louw, Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges) 1967. Tate. Presented by Tate Patrons 2013. Image courtesy Aspen Art Museum, 2015 © Roelof Louw Pinterest


Discover a movement which broke away from traditions and changed the way we look at art to this day with Conceptual Art in Britain 1964 –1979 at Tate Britain.

In a time of change, spanning the election of Harold Wilson’s first government to that of Margaret Thatcher, a defining art movement emerged in Britain which questioned the purpose of art. Inviting enquiry over mere contemplation, artists focused on capturing ideas and concepts in self-conscious works which engaged with the society and politics of the day.

Take a closer look at 70 radical works of conceptual art by 21 artists, including Braco Dimitrijević, Sue Arrowsmith, Hamish Fulton, Ed Herring, Barry Flanagan, John Hilliard and Margaret Harrison; and follow the impact of this movement on art up to this day.


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