After extensive analysis of the current global situation, Art Basel has decided not to hold its Basel show. The fair was scheduled to take place at Messe Basel from September 17 to September 20, 2020, after having previously been postponed from June.
Everyday Africa is seeking submissions for visual art and storytelling that addresses key public health messages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with CatchLight and Dysturb, they present Artists Against an #Infodemic, a collaborative visual journalism initiative to fight misinformation about COVID-19, and an open call for artists to participate.
The shortlist for the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring five stories that “speak eloquently to the human condition” through a diverse array of themes and genres.
Above: Black Skin White Masks 2020, Acrylic on canvas60 x 48 in / 152 x 122 cm Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present “Trapademia II:
A nudge from a high-school teacher got Queens, New York-based artist Khalif Tahir Thompson started in painting, and that encouragement helped open him to new experiences.
Above: Ed Clark, The China Series, acrylic on canvas. Black art is more popular than ever, and we now have a new art auction house, Black Art Auction, showcasing some of the best African American artists in the nation that is slated to raise the hammer on May 16, 2020.
As of today, many people, American citizens in particular, are experiencing a historic pandemic. I have never experienced this type of fear and most of my countrymen haven’t either.