Soul of a Nation

Detail of illustration by Jan Buchczik

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With a solo presentation at Frieze London, Melvin Edwards discusses symbols, self-expression and his work in the Tate’s ‘Soul of a Nation’ show

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Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage and graphite on board, 22 x 30 cm. Courtesy: © Romare Bearden Foundation / DACS, London / VAGA, New York 2017

Successfully layering a broader socio-historical narrative onto a period of radical non-conformity, this is an important show now