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Tate Britain / London / Art

The U.K.’s Caribbean-British community dates back to the 1950s, when postwar London brought in workers from Kingston and Trinidad to fill labor shortages. Those who came over were labelled the Windrush generation, after the Empire Windrush liner that brought them to England, and it was these youngsters who broke ground in British society as the first Black Britons. They assimilated, but their ancestors never forgot the tropical landscapes of their origins, or the fact of transatlantic slavery. In the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Caribbean British art, work by 40 artists from four generations is on view. The exhibition includes film, photography, painting, sculpture, and fashion, offering a full picture of this eclectic culture. —E.C.

Tate Britain Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG, UK
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