This exhibition paints a portrait of Paul Robeson, the first black star in the era of cultural industries, who endeavoured throughout his life to link artistic practice with political activism.
About the exhibition
The exhibition addresses the multiple facets of Paul Robeson, this African-American figure, famed for his international career as a baritone singer, theatre and cinema actor, for his connections to avant-garde artists, and for his committed political beliefs.
Paul Robeson left his mark on the political and artistic sphere within the English-speaking world and in Eastern Europe from the 1930s to the 1960s. He condemned racial segregation, colonialism and fascism and supported workers' movements: he was a fully committed political activist, making no distinction between the fight for social progress, anti-fascism and anti-colonialism. His was therefore a plural, cosmopolitan identity in continual interaction with the world, in which respect he preceded the "Tout-monde" of Édouard Glissant.
This portrait of Paul Robeson also provides an opportunity to look at the history of pan-Africanism, and to address themes and subjects from the era, namely the links between African-American, African and Caribbean peoples and the USSR, and also with the British avant-garde.
- Place: Atelier Martine Aublet
From Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018
- Handicap moteur
- Public: All publics
- Categorie : Exhibitions