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Exploring art by and about people of African descent, primarily through the lens of books, magazines and catalogs, Culture Type features original research and reporting and shares invaluable interestingness culled from the published record on black art.

Art Fairs
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...