Corita Kent: Power Up

Explore the complexities of modern life through the pioneering work of activist and nun Corita Kent

Friday 8th February 2019 - Sunday 12th May 2019

Artist, activist, nun – Corita Kent was a vital voice in American pop art

Advertising slogans collide with religious texts in Corita Kent’s bright, bold and at times controversial screen prints. This exhibition is the UK’S biggest ever show of her work.

This vital voice of 1960s American pop art brings the sublime to bear on the everyday, using typography and graphic design to investigate modern life and challenge its afflictions – poverty, racism, and war.

Public protest and spiritual reflection found a shared language in Kent’s pioneering approach to art and education in Hollywood in the 1960s. The exhibition will offer a bold new perspective on a pivotal period in American art.

Corita Kent: Power Up is showing at House of Illustration until 12 May, find out more and book your tickets here.

  • Location

    House of Illustration
    2 Granary Square
    King’s Cross
    London
    N1C 4BH

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