West Harlem Art Fund kicks off the fall season with an all female exhibition & public mural where NATURE MATTERS

 Elements presented by the West Harlem Art Fund is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, that features an international roster of women artists in their exhibition space (NP/10) on Governors Island, beginning September 10th. Also featured is Floral Love Project, a participatory mural led by veteran artist Kraig Blue from September 10th through 12th, and the outdoor sculptural […]

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Looking at Meschac Gaba

Meschac Gaba (born 1961) is a Beninese conceptual artist based in Rotterdam and Cotonou. His installations of everyday objects whimsically juxtapose African and Western cultural identities and commerce. He is best known for The Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002, an autobiographical 12-room installation acquired and displayed by the Tate Modern in 2013. He has […]

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Remembering HUNG LIU

  Hung Liu (刘虹) (February 17, 1948 – August 7, 2021) Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948, growing up during the Maoist regime. Initially trained in the Socialist Realist style, Liu studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, before immigrating to the US […]

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MEET SELLY RABY KANE

Selly Raby Kane is a renowned Senegalese fashion designer and artist involved in Africa’s booming art and design movement. Kane is an interesting case study to grasp fashion’s involvement in Africa’s current debate surrounding identity and empowerment through innovation. This article discusses Kane’s designs in light of her contribution not only to contemporary approaches to […]

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Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking  at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum celebrates both the artist and the democratic and diverse creative community he developed. Born of Jamaican immigrants and raised in Harlem, Blackburn was an innovative printmaker and influential teacher. Blackburn explored avant-garde ideas while promoting a new collaborative approach to printmaking. The […]

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DANIELLE MCKINNEY ARTIST

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Midnight Oil, an exhibition of new paintings by Danielle Mckinney shown on the second floor of the gallery’s Aspen location from June 24 – July 25, 2021. The works on view capture profoundly contemplative scenes with engaging and expressive energy, highlighting the artist’s intuitive observation of human life and […]

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TRIBECA EXHIBITION

Ortuzar Projects is pleased to present You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, a historical group exhibition that revisits the Sapphire Show, the first survey of African American women artists in Los Angeles and, likely, the United States. This collaborative project was staged over the July Fourth weekend in 1970 at Gallery 32, the experimental space run by Suzanne Jackson […]

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NEW EXHIBITION — SENGA NENGUDI: TOPOLOGIES

Situated at the intersection of sculpture and performance, Senga Nengudi’s provocative works reimagine the possibilities for abstract art through an exploration of both the Black female body and the collective practices of community and ritual. A leader of the 1970s Black American avant-garde, Nengudi has built a powerful and innovative body of work rooted in […]

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LIGHT OF FREEDOM

Light of Freedom is a thirteen-foot-tall reference to the torch and flame of the Statue of Liberty. The statue’s hand and torch were on view in Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882 as a nineteenth-century-style marketing event intended to rouse excitement and gather funds to complete the statue in France before it was installed […]

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Brand New Heavies

Brand New Heavies, an exhibition curated by Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas—collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, brings together monumental work by Abigail DeVille, Xaviera Simmons, and Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Each artist has produced a new, site-specific installation that combines video, sculpture, and architecture, and comprises natural, industrial, and found materials. DeVille has created a 20-foot […]

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Annan Affotey and his ‘Red Eye’ Paintings

  Annan Affotey was born in 1985 in Accra, Ghana. After graduating from Ghanatta College of Art and Design winning Best Student of Still Life, Best Imagination and Composition, and Best Abstract Drawing awards, Annan joined the Revolution Art Organization and displayed his work in several group and solo exhibitions in Accra.  In 2013, Annan […]

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Daniel Lind Ramos from Puerto Rico

DANIEL LIND-RAMOS was born in Loíza, Puerto Rico (May 21st, 1953). He studied at the University of Puerto Rico: BA. (1975), New York University: MA. (1979) In 1989 he received the Arana Scholarship where he attended to Antonio Segui’s Studio in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (1989). Painter and assemblage sculptor, at present, […]

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Nigerian artist Uchay Joel Chima

“I enjoy spending quiet moments observing nature and my environment, exploring shapes, colours and designs.” Since graduating from the Art School of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria in 1997, Uchay Joel Chima’s artwork has continued to evolve, remaining relevant to developments in contemporary art. Weaving a tapestry of memory, imagination, societal happenings […]

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Artist Tavares Strachan from the Bahamas

Tavares Strachan’s artistic practice activates the intersections of art, science, and politics, offering uniquely synthesized points of view on the cultural dynamics of scientific knowledge.  Aeronautics, astronomy, deep-sea exploration, and extreme climatology are but some of the thematic arenas out of which Strachan creates monumental allegories that tell of cultural displacement, human aspiration, and mortal […]

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CONTEMPORARY ARTIST OMAR BA

Omar Ba is a contemporary Senegalese artist known for his mixed media paintings which fuse figurative and decorative motifs. Ba’s surreal scenes of violence and fantasy investigate despotic warlords of the present, traditional folklore, colonial oppression, and the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The artist has said that his work is meant to tell narratives that […]

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Christine Nofchissey McHorse Navajo Ceramist Artist

McHorse’s mysterious works  called to mind the shapes of Brancusi. She died of the coronavirus at age 72. Born in Morenci, AZ, in 1948, Christine Nofchissey McHorse is a first generation, full-blooded Navajo ceramic artist. After marrying Joel McHorse, a Taos Pueblo Indian, she learned to make pots through his grandmother, Lena Archuleta, who taught […]

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All News Works by Deborah Roberts

  The first solo Texas museum exhibition by Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts, featuring all new works. Deborah Roberts (American, born 1962 in Austin, Texas) critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children. Her first solo museum presentation in Texas, I’m, is part of The Contemporary […]

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Mildred Thompson

Mildred Thompson was born in 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1957 under the tutelage and mentorship of pioneering African American art historian James Porter. Thompson also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (1956), earned a Max Beckmann Scholarship […]

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Henry Taylor debuts in UK

Henry Taylor culls his cultural landscape at a vigorous pace, creating a language entirely his own from archival and immediate imagery, disparate material and memory. Through a process he describes as ‘hunting and gathering,’ Taylor transports us into imagined realities that interrogate the breadth of the human condition, social movements and political structures. For his […]

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