Above: Various works by Amber Robles-Gordon. In a way, looking at the art market is akin to playing speculative archeology in reverse, where the best case scenario is to discover a work of immense value before it’s covered up (or is discovered by someone else.) However, some collectors also want to help artists’ personal growth and their audience’s ability to have better access to and appreciation of art.
In many ways, the Marrakech edition of the 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair has the potential to be more than just an art market or annual destination.
Atlanta Art Week, a new initiative dedicated to showcasing the arts and culture of Georgia’s capital, is launching its inaugural edition from September 29 until October 2, 2022.
New Orleans Museum of Art Mounts Major Exhibition Examining the Impact of Black American Studio Photographers on the History of the Medium and Black American Culture
Hooks Brothers Studio, Untitled [Hooks’ School of Photography Students Reviewing Photographs], c. 1950. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Andrea and Rodney Herenton.
Above: Esteban Whiteside, Seeing Red, Acrylic and spray paint on wood mounted on wood, 48 x 48 in LatchKey Gallery is pleased to present Tempus Fuigit, a group exhibition curated by Charles Moore.
Alexandria Smith: Pretend Gravitas and Dream Aborted Givens Series at Gagosian New York By Angela N. Carroll , Editor at Large
Above: Alexandria Smith, [Ruminations on] the joy fantastic, 2022 mixed media on three-dimensional wood assemblage. 50 7/8 x 62 15/16 x 1 3/4 inches 129.3 x 159.8 x 4.5 cm © Alexandria Smith Photo:
Above: Gideon Appah, The Older Couple, 2021. Oil on canvas. Photo: Adam Reich Forgotten Nudes Landscapes, the latest exhibition from mixed-media artist Gideon Appah (born 1987), currently showing at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA VCU), explores the utopic possibilities of culture, community and our collective imagination.
Above: The Adrienne Arscht Center’s Juneteenth celebration on June 16 features singer LaVie. Black people have been working tirelessly to increase awareness of Juneteenth.
Basil Kincaid (they/them/theirs), born in 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri, describes themself as a “post-disciplinary artist who explores the fixity of conditioned and self-imposed constructs.” Finding a balance between moving beyond these conditions and preconceived notions, and retaining a fluid yet defined connection to heritage and ancestry is central to Kincaid’s practice.
Survival Where the Sea Meets the Sky: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter’s Stars Are Born in Darkness By Julia Mallory
Modern mythology offers tales of kidnapped Africans thrown overboard or who liberated themselves from slave ships during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Above: April Bey, Don’t Be So Obsessed with Me That You Think You Know What’s Best for Me, 2022. Keep Acting Funny So I Can Be Hilarious, 2022