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ARTnews Publishes Special Report on Women in the Art World, Black Artists Respond

ARTnews Publishes Special Report on Women in the Art World, Black Artists Respond

  BORN IN PORTLAND, ORE., IN 1953, photographer Carrie Mae Weems has steadily built a critically acclaimed, internationally recognized practice. Weems uses photography and video to test and explore assumptions about race, gender, class and history. She is a trailblazer, who had few examples to turn to, model her career after or use as a...
National Gallery Curators Explain How Corcoran Works Will Enhance Collection

National Gallery Curators Explain How Corcoran Works Will Enhance Collection

  THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) recently expanded its holdings of African American art by 40 percent through acquisitions from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. For the first time, NGA owns works by Aaron Douglas, William Edmondson, Gordon Parks, Noah Purifoy and Betye Saar, among others. The historic announcement came last month when NGA...
Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART Prospect 3 New Orleans | Oct. 25, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015 The first full week of Prospect 3 is underway with a full agenda of talks and events in addition to exhibitions. Exploring the theme “Notes for Now,” the...
Links: St. Louis Exhibitions, Gary Simmons, Hew Locke, ArtReview Power List

Links: St. Louis Exhibitions, Gary Simmons, Hew Locke, ArtReview Power List

LINKS TO THE LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF BLACK ART The Times-Picayune visits Newcombe Art Gallery where, as a part of Prospect 3 New Orleans, British artist Hew Locke‘s black rope drawings (above), dangling with beads that conjure Mardi Gras are on view. Read Article St. Louis Public Radio covers a selection...
5 Candid Comments: Deborah Grant on Navigating the Art World

5 Candid Comments: Deborah Grant on Navigating the Art World

DEBORAH GRANT GIVES A GOOD INTERVIEW. She is candid and forthcoming about her journey as an artist as well as her views of the art world’s racial fault lines. Born in Toronto, she lives and works in New York, where her exhibition, “Christ You Know it Ain’t Easy,” was on view earlier this year at...
Links: Franklin Sirmans Previews Prospect 3, Toni Morrison's Papers, LaToya Ruby Frazier

Links: Franklin Sirmans Previews Prospect 3, Toni Morrison’s Papers, LaToya Ruby Frazier

LINKS TO THE LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF BLACK ART Following a press conference previewing Prospect New Orleans, Hyperallergic talks with artistic director Franklin Sirmans about the biennial’s third edition and how it will reflect its theme “Notes for Now.” Read Interview For the BBC, Daily Telegraph art critic Alastair Sooks talks...
The Week in Black Art | Sept. 13 - 19, 2014

The Week in Black Art | Sept. 13 – 19, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring new MacArthur fellow Rick Lowe, curator Okwui Enwezor, black comics, the Cosby art collection, the art world’s gender gap, the unveiling of Frederick Douglass portrait at governor’s mansion in Maryland, Shinique Smith, Toyin Odutola, and more Artful Genius: Rick Lowe Among 21...
Cover Worthy: David Hammons Body Print Graces Phillips Auction Catalog

Cover Worthy: David Hammons Body Print Graces Phillips Auction Catalog

Lot 48: DAVID HAMMONS, “Moving to the Other Side,” 1969 (silkscreen on wove paper). Estimate $100,000-$150,000. Sold for $112,000 (including fees)   WHEN PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION gets underway tomorrow morning, a central highlight of the show will be an early work on paper by David Hammons (b. 1943). “Moving to the Other Side,” one...
The Week in Black Art | Sept. 6 - 12, 2014

The Week in Black Art | Sept. 6 – 12, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring performance art at MOCA LA, Swann’s forthcoming African American art auction, the passing of Detroit artist Gilda Snowden, and more MOCA LA is Embracing Lives Art Programming Again The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is gearing up for Step and Repeat:...
Art Agenda | Sept. 8-14, 2014

Art Agenda | Sept. 8-14, 2014

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, must-see exhibition openings and interesting talks happening this week in black art. Today’s edition features a Carrie Mae Weems talk in Brooklyn, a conversation with Nick Cave about his new monograph, exhibitions featuring Chakaia Booker, Kehinde Wiley, Derrick Adams, Fahamou Pecou and more: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 DEADLINE for Johnson...
The Week in Black Art | Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2014

The Week in Black Art | Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring Shinique Smith, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, a documentary about black photographers and more Detail of “Majesty” 2012 (ink and acrylic on canvas over panel) by Shinique Smith via MFA Boston Shinique Smith Responds to 21 Questions “Bright Matter” at the Museum of...
Fall Preview: The Season's 16 Most-Anticipated Art Exhibitions

Fall Preview: The Season’s 16 Most-Anticipated Art Exhibitions

THE NEW EXHIBITION SEASON IS UNDERWAY and fall’s most anticipated museum and gallery shows are opening soon. In the coming months, 16 exhibitions will feature highly regarded and innovative black artists working across a range of mediums. Chris Ofili’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States opens at the New Museum on Oct....
Smithsonian Announces Nominees for James Dicke Prize

Smithsonian Announces Nominees for James Dicke Prize

DAVE MCKENZIE, MICKALENE THOMAS, JULIE MEHRETU, Njideka Akunyili and Theaster Gates are in good company. The artists are among 13 nominated for the biennial James Dicke Contemporary Art Prize. The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced the nominees on Aug. 14. Established by the museum in 2001 to recognize a visionary artist younger than 50 who...
Art Agenda | July 14 - 20, 2014

Art Agenda | July 14 – 20, 2014

ART AGENDA IS A LISTING OF MUST-SEE EXHIBITION OPENINGS and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art. Today’s edition features a new slate of exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and more: July 17- Oct. 26, 2014 Artists in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem | New York The future...