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The Year in Black Art: February 2015

The Year in Black Art: February 2015

CULTURE TYPE IS REVIEWING The Year in Black Art 2015 in monthly installments over the coming weeks. The report began with a look at The Newsmakers, seven artists and curators who continue to advance their practices and their projects with fresh approaches and new ideas—efforts that are recognized and often garner significant news coverage. The...
The Year in Black Art 2015: The Newsmakers

The Year in Black Art 2015: The Newsmakers

OVER THE PAST YEAR, a number of black artists and curators have made news on a regular basis, whether for groundbreaking projects and exhibitions, or for earning a significant honor or appointment. These key figures—both established and recently eclipsing emerging status—are not only pushing their own practices and institutions in innovative new directions, they are...
Fall Exhibitions: 42 Must-See Museum Shows Featuring Black Artists

Fall Exhibitions: 42 Must-See Museum Shows Featuring Black Artists

  DURING A TALK ABOUT COLLECTING African American art, collector Rodney Miller told curator Ruth Fine that he is a “big, big, big fan of painting.” And soon, Fine revealed to the audience gathered to hear the conversation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., that two of Miller’s paintings by Norman Lewis...
Architect David Adjaye, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and 21st Century Design

Architect David Adjaye, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and 21st Century Design

  FOR THE FIRST TIME in its nearly 50-year history, the Studio Museum in Harlem plans to construct a new building designed expressly to meet the needs of its ambitious programming. The news came last month, coupled with the announcement that architect David Adjaye is designing the $122 million public-private project made possible by partial...
Summer Shows: 25 Noteworthy Exhibitions Feature Black Artists

Summer Shows: 25 Noteworthy Exhibitions Feature Black Artists

THIS SUMMER, MAJOR CITIES are presenting major exhibitions featuring the work of important African American artists. In greater Detroit, Nick Cave (shown above) is staging pop-up performances showcasing his mesmerizing Soundsuits in conjunction with a museum exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, his first in Michigan. In New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem is...
Links: Sonya Clark Wins ArtPrize, Black Radical Brooklyn, Stan Douglas and More

Links: Sonya Clark Wins ArtPrize, Black Radical Brooklyn, Stan Douglas and More

  LINKS TO THE PAST WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD   Winners of the sixth annual ArtPrize were announced last night with “Intersections” by Anila Quayyum Agha and “The Haircraft Project” (above) by Richmond, Va.-based Sonya Clark taking the top prizes. In Grand Rapids, Mich., Leonardo Drew served on the ArtPrize jury...
Weekend Reading: The Intersecting Worlds of Chris Ofili and David Adjaye

Weekend Reading: The Intersecting Worlds of Chris Ofili and David Adjaye

Chris Ofili portrait by Malick Sidibe in Oct. 6, 2014 issue of The New Yorker   IN ADVANCE OF CHRIS OFILI’S first solo museum show in the United States, New Yorker writer Calvin Tompkins traveled to Trinidad where the artist lives and works. “Into the Unknown,” his comprehensive and revealing profile opens in a “dilapidated...