Akeem Smith: No Gyal Can Test, the first major solo presentation of artist, creative director, and stylist Akeem Smith. No Gyal Can Test is a deeply personal project that investigates the slippages between memory, archive, and history, and, in turn, the weight of visibility and representation.
Racial justice, pandemic are major artistic themes for winners of The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards
With projects centered on racial justice, the pandemic and the events of 2020, 48 artists and art teachers today are sharing $500,000 as winners of The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards.
This week in African art and culture, there are two solo exhibitions on view: one from an emerging artist who has gradually travelled through several group exhibitions to his first solo in Accra, and the other by an established artist who is continually leaving significant imprints of his strides in the contemporary art scene, showing in Paris.
Reframing Minimalism: McArthur Binion and his Contemporaries in New York, 1973 – 1992 October 22 – December 18, 2020
Above: Al Loving, Untitled, 1976. Acrylic and paper collage. 53 × 30 inches (134.6 × 76.2 cm) Gray is pleased to present the group exhibition Reframing Minimalism:McArthur Binion and his Contemporaries in New York, 1973 – 1992.
This week in African art and culture, London is abuzz with various contemporary African art exhibitions and events, including two exciting exhibitions at Gallery Rosenfeld and Unit Gallery, and at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, the modern and contemporary African art auction by Bonhams and Sotheby’s (which is not included in this round-up, as we are awaiting the auction report).
by Lisa Ramos Talamieka Brice is an award-winning artist, photographer and visual storyteller. She is inspired by her hometown of Kilmichael, Mississippi, and by artists Michelangelo, Shakespeare and Maya Angelou.
The past week in the African art and culture scene can be described as one of awe and recognition. The proliferation of a coming generation of practitioners in a multidisciplinary scope is an indication of the diverse forms of expression soon to be encountered in the contemporary art scene.
By Willie J. Wright On July 23, 2020, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) unveiled Nathaniel Donnett’s Acknowledgement: The Historic Polyrhythmic of Being.
This week’s news in Black art focuses on institutional changes. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced a new director.