Artist Kerry James Marshall. Photograph by Felix Clay

LINKS TO THE PAST WEEK’S TOP NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF BLACK ART

The Independent talks with Kerry James Marshall about his childhood introduction to art and the motivation behind the images in his paintings, which are on view at David Zwirner in London. Read Article

ARTnews publishes an effusive review of the Kerry James Marshall exhibition at David Zwirner in London, calling it a “stunner.” Read Review

ARTnews reports on David Hammons‘s exhibition at White Cube, a survey of new and recent works described as his first major gallery show in London. Read Article

PBS NewsHour talks to Justice Edwin Cameron about raising funds to conserve and maintain South Africa’s Constitutional Court art collection, which was first assembled 20 years ago with the arrival of democracy and the founding of the court. Watch Report

Wall Street Journal reports that Kara Walker will exhibit works related to her wildly popular, monumental sugar sphinx public art installation at Sikkema Jenkins in November. Read Article

Kara Walker engages the Los Angeles Times about her sugar sphinx exhibition, a video she is making about the public art project and early criticism of her imagery from Betye Saar. Read Interview

After announcing its new members in April, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences inducted the 2014 class, including artists El Anatsui, Kerry James Marshall and Carrie Mae Weems (all three are represented by Jack Shainman Gallery) on Oct. 11 in Cambridge, Mass. Watch Anatsui Video

United States Artists announces 34 fellows for 2014 who work in a range of artistic disciplines including visual art (Willie Birch, Wangechi Mutu, Leslie Hewitt), photography (LaToya Ruby Frazier) and craft (Darryl Montana), and will each receive $50,000. Meet the Fellows

W magazine talks to Theaster Gates about the trip to Porto, Portugal, his experimental music ensemble The Black Monks of Mississippi recently made to the Serralves Foundation for a two-week residency and series of performances. Read Interview CT

IMAGE: Kerry James Marshall with his 2014 painting “Untitled (Club Couple)” in the background | © Felix Clay 2014. All rights reserved. Courtesy David Zwirner, London