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Art Fairs
Art Basel Miami Beach: Chicago Artist and AfriCOBRA Co-Founder Gerald Williams Debuts at Kavi Gupta Gallery

Art Basel Miami Beach: Chicago Artist and AfriCOBRA Co-Founder Gerald Williams Debuts at Kavi Gupta Gallery

  THE PRINCIPLES AND COLLECTIVE AESTHETIC established by AfriCOBRA in 1968 are evident in the work of Gerald Williams. Exploring culture, place, and identity from a global perspective, works by the Chicago artist are on view in the Kavi Gupta booth at Art Basel Miami Beach. Williams, a co-founder of AfriCOBRA, the artist collective that...
Art Basel Miami Beach: On View at DC Moore Gallery, David Driskell Explains His Political Paintings From the 1960s and 70s

Art Basel Miami Beach: On View at DC Moore Gallery, David Driskell Explains His Political Paintings From the 1960s and 70s

  THE DC MOORE GALLERY booth at Art Basel Miami Beach is devoted to paintings by David Driskell from the 1960s and 70s, a turbulent period in American history. Defined by an earnest use of color and deft symbolism, his paintings and collages express modern sensibilities and blend European, American, and African art forms. Work...
Frieze London Highlights: Performances by Donna Kukama and Nástio Mosquito, Paintings by Kerry James Marshall and Titus Kaphar, Hannah Black Enters Tate Collection

Frieze London Highlights: Performances by Donna Kukama and Nástio Mosquito, Paintings by Kerry James Marshall and Titus Kaphar, Hannah Black Enters Tate Collection

  THE 15TH EDITION of Frieze London was open to the public Oct. 5-8. More than 160 galleries from around the world participated in the art fair at Regent’s Park, where art by more than 1,000 artists were on view. While works by artists of African descent were few and far between, a number received...
Naomi Beckwith is Chairing New Curatorial Leadership Summit at 2018 Armory Show

Naomi Beckwith is Chairing New Curatorial Leadership Summit at 2018 Armory Show

  THE ARMORY SHOW NAMED CURATORS for its Focus and Platform sections today and also announced a new curatorial leadership summit for its 2018 fair. Bringing together an international roster of prominent curators, the daylong summit is designed to foster “new ideas and developments within the curatorial landscape.” Naomi Beckwith, curator at the Museum of...
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair: New Talent, Important Symbolism - Relatively Small New York Fair Has Big Impact

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair: New Talent, Important Symbolism – Relatively Small New York Fair Has Big Impact

Works exploring trade and migration by SERGE ATTUKWEI CLOTTEY of Accra, Ghana, at Gallery 1957. | Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   THIS WEEK, A WIDE SELECTION of art fairs opened around New York. Catering to serious collectors and the art curious, the offerings include Art New York, Collective Design, Spring Break, and TEFAF at...
What to See at Frieze New York: Don't Miss New Paintings by Lorna Simpson, Works by Barbara Chase-Riboud and Kevin Beasley

What to See at Frieze New York: Don’t Miss New Paintings by Lorna Simpson, Works by Barbara Chase-Riboud and Kevin Beasley

Detail of LORNA SIMPSON B”lack & Ice” 2017, on view at Hauser & Wirth, Frieze NY   KNOWN FOR INTRODUCING the latest in today’s contemporary art, Frieze New York this year features both must-see new works and gems from the past. Some of the highlights include focused exhibitions of new paintings by Lorna Simpson at...
'I Can't Breathe' Demonstration Staged at Armory Show

‘I Can’t Breathe’ Demonstration Staged at Armory Show

Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, A GROUP OF ARTISTS staged a die-in at the Armory Show in New York. About a dozen people chanted “I can’t breathe” and then they fell to the floor at Pier 94 where the international art show has been open to the public since Thursday. According to...