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Exhibitions
On View: 'Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts' at MoMA PS1, Queens, New York

On View: ‘Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts’ at MoMA PS1, Queens, New York

TITUS KAPHAR and REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS, “Untitled (from the Redaction project),” 2019 (etching and silkscreen on paper, 22 x 30 inches). | Image courtesy Titus Kaphar Studio, Photo by Merik Goma   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   REDACTION is a collaboration between artist Titus Kaphar and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts, who have...
On View: 'Rashid Johnson: It Never Entered My Mind' at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz

On View: ‘Rashid Johnson: It Never Entered My Mind’ at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz

“Untitled (Broken Men)” (2018) by Rashid Johnson   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   NEW WORKS by Rashid Johnson are on view in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Featured at Hauser & Wirth, the paintings, sculptures, and drawings build on themes Johnson has explored previously. Broken Men is a series of mosaic tile paintings that...
San Francisco Bound: Another Stop Added to 'Soul of a Nation' Tour, Exhibition Headed to de Young Museum This Fall

San Francisco Bound: Another Stop Added to ‘Soul of a Nation’ Tour, Exhibition Headed to de Young Museum This Fall

“What’s Goin On” (1974) by Barkley L. Hendricks   A SECOND CALIFORNIA STOP has been added to the “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” tour. The exhibition is headed to the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where it will open Nov. 9. “Soul of a Nation” presents about 150...
On View: 'El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale' at Haus der Kunst Museum, Munich

On View: ‘El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale’ at Haus der Kunst Museum, Munich

“In the World But Don’t Know the World” (2019) by El Anatsui   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, El Anatsui has invented and perfected a unique medium. With discarded bottle caps he creates grand sculptural works that read as painted textiles. “Triumphant” and monumentally scaled examples from...
'Loophole of Retreat': Simone Leigh's Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition Opens at the Guggenheim April 19

‘Loophole of Retreat’: Simone Leigh’s Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition Opens at the Guggenheim April 19

  AFTER WINNING the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize in October, Simone Leigh is presenting an exhibition of new work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Featuring a suite of sculptures and a sound installation, the show opens April 12. The Hugo Boss Prize has been awarded to 12 artists since 1996....
Recently On View: 'Glimmers Through Dark Matter' - Greg Breda and Myra Greene at Patron Gallery, New York City

Recently On View: ‘Glimmers Through Dark Matter’ – Greg Breda and Myra Greene at Patron Gallery, New York City

Installation view of “Glimmers Through Dark Matter: Greg Breda and Myra Greene”   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   PATRON GALLERY RECENTLY ORGANIZED a two-artist show in New York City. Featuring Greg Breda and Myra Greene, “Glimmers Through Dark Matter” was the first in a series of programs called PATRON | Projects—short-run exhibitions,...
With William L. Hawkins Exhibition Underway, Columbus Museum Announces Survey Featuring Tuskegee Photographers and New Acquisitions

With William L. Hawkins Exhibition Underway, Columbus Museum Announces Survey Featuring Tuskegee Photographers and New Acquisitions

  THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM in Columbus, Ga., focuses on art and history, and one of its current exhibitions, “William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography,” explores aspects of both. William L. Hawkins (1895-1990) was a self-taught artist who lived in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Kentucky, he moved to the Midwest city when he was 21. Best...
2019 Venice Biennale Artist List is Out, Selection Includes Njideka Akunyili Crosby,  Arthur Jafa, Kahlil Joseph, Julie Mehretu, Zanele Muholi, and Henry Taylor

2019 Venice Biennale Artist List is Out, Selection Includes Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Arthur Jafa, Kahlil Joseph, Julie Mehretu, Zanele Muholi, and Henry Taylor

  AN INTERNATIONAL SLATE of 79 artists has been selected to participate in the main exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale. This year’s edition of the international exhibition is titled “May You Live in Interesting Times” and is curated by Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery in London. The 2019 Venice Biennale is May...
On View: 'Derrick Adams: Interior Life' at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City

On View: ‘Derrick Adams: Interior Life’ at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City

“Derrick Adams: Interior Life” at Luxembourg & Dayan, NYC   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOR HIS LATEST EXHIBITION, New York-based artist Derrick Adams is displaying new works on paper in a series of imagined interior environments at Luxembourg & Dayan. The gallery is housed in a tiny townhouse on the Upper...
Tate Britain Plans Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Survey in 2020

Tate Britain Plans Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Survey in 2020

“The Generosity” (2010) by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye   THE FIRST MAJOR SURVEY of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye will be presented at Tate Britain next year. Spanning Yiadom-Boakye’s entire career to date, the monographic survey will be on view from May to August 2020. Known for her timeless portraits of fictional characters, Yiadom-Boakye made the shortlist for the Turner...
Keith Duncan Brought Moments in Black History and the Culture of 'The Big Easy' to New York's Meatpacking District

Keith Duncan Brought Moments in Black History and the Culture of ‘The Big Easy’ to New York’s Meatpacking District

“The Wedding Reception” (2015) by Keith Duncan   EVOKING THE CULTURE of black New Orleans, the work of Keith Duncan is full of bold color and energetic movement. His images are often densely packed with people coming together for ritual gatherings or presents a confluence of symbolic images around a unifying theme. “The Big Easy,”...
Artist List for 2019 Whitney Biennial Includes Wangechi Mutu, Simone Leigh, Brendan Fernandes,  Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jennifer Packer, and Martine Syms

Artist List for 2019 Whitney Biennial Includes Wangechi Mutu, Simone Leigh, Brendan Fernandes, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jennifer Packer, and Martine Syms

From left, Artists Brendan Fernandes, Simone Leigh, and Todd Gray   THE ARTIST LIST for the 2019 Whitney Biennial was released Monday afternoon. The group includes 75 artists, a diverse group in terms of race, gender, experience, and discipline. Prominent names include Simone Leigh, Wangechi Mutu, Nicole Eisenman, Jeffrey Gibson, and Forensic Architecture, the UK...
Major Works From the Charles White Archive Make a Rare Appearance in a Selling Exhibition at David Zwirner

Major Works From the Charles White Archive Make a Rare Appearance in a Selling Exhibition at David Zwirner

  NEW YORK, N.Y.—EIGHT-FEET-TALL DRAWINGS by Charles White (1918-1979) are on view in the light-filled, second-floor galleries of David Zwirner in New York. The selling exhibition is a rarity. The four drawings are studies for the figures in a Mary McLeod Bethune mural White completed in 1978 for a Los Angeles public library. The drawings...
Amoako Boafo's First Exhibition at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles Centers Black Subjectivity

Amoako Boafo’s First Exhibition at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles Centers Black Subjectivity

  “Yellow Turtleneck” (2018) by Amoako Boafo   AFTER MOVING TO VIENNA, Amoako Boafo began a new portrait series. The work grew less out of inspiration and more out of motivation. Boafo found the Austrian capital generally unreceptive to black people and the art scene was just as challenging. The portrait series served as a...