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On View: 'Ranti Bam: Anima' at James Cohan Marks New York Debut of British Nigerian Artist Known for Sculptural Ceramics

On View: ‘Ranti Bam: Anima’ at James Cohan Marks New York Debut of British Nigerian Artist Known for Sculptural Ceramics

Installation view of “Ranti Bam: Anima,” James Cohan Gallery, 291 Grand Street, New York, N.Y. (May 17-July 26, 2024). | Photo by Phoebe Dheurle   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   FOR HER FIRST EXHIBITION in New York, British Nigerian artist Ranti Bam (b. 1982) is presenting two bodies of sculptural ceramics: Abstract...
Claudette Johnson Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Pioneer in British Black Arts Movement is Known for Complex, Figurative Representations of Blackness

Claudette Johnson Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, Pioneer in British Black Arts Movement is Known for Complex, Figurative Representations of Blackness

LONDON-BASED Claudette Johnson has been shortlisted for the 2024 Turner Prize. A pioneer in the British Black Arts Movement, Johnson creates commanding, large-scale figurative works that center Black men and women. Tate Britain announced the shortlist of four artists, including three women, this morning. The selected artists are Johnson, Pio Abad, Jasleen Kaur, and Delaine...
2024 Tate Britain Commission Goes to Artist Alvaro Barrington: 'My Mind Has Been Spinning Since I First Got Invited to Do It'

2024 Tate Britain Commission Goes to Artist Alvaro Barrington: ‘My Mind Has Been Spinning Since I First Got Invited to Do It’

TATE BRITAIN selected Alvaro Barrington (b.1983) for the next Tate Britain Commission. The annual commission is a site-specific work presented in the grand neo-classical Duveen Galleries of the London museum. Exploring themes of “place and belonging,” Barrington’s installation opens May 26. “We are thrilled that Alvaro Barrington is taking on this year’s Tate Britain Commission....
Auction Record: 'Six Birds in the Bush' by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reached $3.6 Million at Sotheby's London, Nearly Doubling Artist's Previous High Mark

Auction Record: ‘Six Birds in the Bush’ by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reached $3.6 Million at Sotheby’s London, Nearly Doubling Artist’s Previous High Mark

  PORTRAYING A MAN who appears to have just turned his reluctant, yet penetrating gaze to the viewer, “Six Birds in the Bush” (2015) by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye set a new auction record for the British-Ghanaian artist at The Now Evening Auction at Sotheby’s London on Oct. 13. Bidding started at 850,000 pounds and blew past...
On View: See Images From El Anatsui's Monumental Hyundai Commission 'Behind the Red Moon' at Tate Modern in London

On View: See Images From El Anatsui’s Monumental Hyundai Commission ‘Behind the Red Moon’ at Tate Modern in London

Installation view of Hyundai Commission: El Anatsui: Behind the Red Moon, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK. | Photo by Joe Humphrys, © Tate   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A NEW SITE-SPECIFIC COMMISSION by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui officially opened today at Tate Modern in London. “El Anatsui: Behind the Red...
Ed Cross Fine Art Now Represents Nigerian Artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso Who Creates Sculpture From Discarded Wood Palettes

Ed Cross Fine Art Now Represents Nigerian Artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso Who Creates Sculpture From Discarded Wood Palettes

Artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso. | Photo by Tegen Kimbley   AFTER ESTABLISHING a unique practice that reflects his own biography and also speaks to global issues, Abdulrazaq Awofeso is working with a new gallery. Ed Cross Fine Art in London recently announced its representation of the sculptor and installation artist. Working with discarded and dismantled wood...
On View: See Images From 'Joy Yamusangie: Feeling Good,' Inspired by Expressive Nature of Jazz, Exhibition Explores Identity and Social Constructs at NOW Gallery in London

On View: See Images From ‘Joy Yamusangie: Feeling Good,’ Inspired by Expressive Nature of Jazz, Exhibition Explores Identity and Social Constructs at NOW Gallery in London

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE RECIPIENT OF NOW Gallery’s 2022 Young Artist Commission, Joy Yamusangie is staging an immersive solo show, envisioning the London gallery as a jazz club. Following collaborations with Gucci, Paul Smith, Penguin Books, and Nike, the Congolese-British artist sought to realize their own singular vision. Yamusangie’s...
On View: See Images From 'Hew Locke: The Procession,' New Tate Britain Commission in London is Parade Through Time, Geography, and Cultures

On View: See Images From ‘Hew Locke: The Procession,’ New Tate Britain Commission in London is Parade Through Time, Geography, and Cultures

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   A NEW LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATION by Hew Locke, “The Procession” features nearly 150 life-sized figures outfitted in hand-made garments and masks. The latest Tate Britain Commission is a sculptural gumbo evoking celebration, sorrow, and world events across time—from slavery to climate change, the Black Lives Matter Movement,...
On View: See Images From 'Roy DeCarava: Selected Works' at David Zwirner Gallery, Rare Presentation of Artist's Photographs in London

On View: See Images From ‘Roy DeCarava: Selected Works’ at David Zwirner Gallery, Rare Presentation of Artist’s Photographs in London

“Two women, mannequin’s hand” (1952) by Roy DeCarava   THE ARTISTRY AND EXPRESSION of Roy DeCarava (1919-2009) is on full display at David Zwirner in London. “Roy DeCarava: Selected Works” features more than 60 photographs spanning seven decades, from 1948-2004. A master of light and shadow, DeCarava’s black-and-white images frame New Yorkers on the street,...
Auction Results: Reggie Burrows Hodges Makes Meteoric Debut in London, Paintings by 3 Young Black Artists Set New Records, Plus Chris Ofili's 'Triple Beam Dreamer' Sold

Auction Results: Reggie Burrows Hodges Makes Meteoric Debut in London, Paintings by 3 Young Black Artists Set New Records, Plus Chris Ofili’s ‘Triple Beam Dreamer’ Sold

  THREE YOUNG BLACK ARTISTS set new auction records at the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Phillips London. Rocketing far beyond their estimates, paintings by Jadé Fadojutimi, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, and Serge Attukwei Clottey, sold for about 10 times expectations set by the auction house. Marking his auction debut, a figurative painting by...
On View: See Images From 'Noah Davis' Exhibition at David Zwirner in London, First UK Presentation of Artist's Work

On View: See Images From ‘Noah Davis’ Exhibition at David Zwirner in London, First UK Presentation of Artist’s Work

  “40 Acres and a Unicorn” (2007) by Noah Davis   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   SIXTEEN PAINTINGS by Noah Davis (1983-2015) are on view at David Zwirner London. Dating from 2007 to 2015, the selection surveys the wide range of pictures Davis produced during his brief career. “His paintings are both...
On View: 'When You Need Letters for Your Skin,' New Paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami at Victoria Miro in London

On View: ‘When You Need Letters for Your Skin,’ New Paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami at Victoria Miro in London

    On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   VICTORIA MIRO in London is showing nine new paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. “When You Need Letters for Your Skin” is the Hwaami’s first solo exhibition with the gallery since joining the roster in December. Born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, she grew up in South Africa from...
Encore Presentation: Cut Short By COVID-19 Closure, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Tate Britain Exhibition is Returning in Fall 2022

Encore Presentation: Cut Short By COVID-19 Closure, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Tate Britain Exhibition is Returning in Fall 2022

  THE MOST EXTENSIVE SURVEY of British painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye will open and close at Tate Britain in London. “Lynette Yiadom- Boakye: Fly in League with the Night” features about 80 works made over the span of nearly two decades, dating back to 2003. After debuting at Tate last December, the run of the exhibition...
Yesomi Umolu is Tapped for Top Curatorial Post at The Serpentine in London

Yesomi Umolu is Tapped for Top Curatorial Post at The Serpentine in London

THE SERPENTINE in London has appointed Yesomi Umolu director of curatorial affairs and public practice. In the newly created position, Umolu will lead all of Serpentine’s curatorial, educational, and editorial programming. The news was announced Nov. 18. Founded in 1970, Serpentine is marking a half century of presenting contemporary art this year and is taking...
On View: 'Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers' at Somerset House, London

On View: ‘Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers’ at Somerset House, London

Installation view of “Get Up, Stand Up Now.” Shown, From left, Works by Yinka Shonibare and Sanford Biggers (in background). | Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Somerset House   On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions A STUNNING ARRAY of works by more than 100 artists from Britain, the United States, and beyond, is on view at...
Portrait of 'Imara in Her Winter Coat' Earns Top Prize in UK Competition, 12 Portraits Depicting Black Subjects are Recognized

Portrait of ‘Imara in Her Winter Coat’ Earns Top Prize in UK Competition, 12 Portraits Depicting Black Subjects are Recognized

  A STRIKING PORTRAIT of a black woman was awarded first prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. “Imara in Her Winter Coat” by Charlie Schaffer won the BP Portrait Award 2019. The winning portrait and 43 other top entries will be on view in an exhibition that opens June 13 at the National...
Basel and Beyond: Overdue Recognition of African American Artists at Home is Generating Unprecedented Curatorial and Collector Interest Throughout Europe

Basel and Beyond: Overdue Recognition of African American Artists at Home is Generating Unprecedented Curatorial and Collector Interest Throughout Europe

“The Music of Color: Sam Gilliam, 1967-1973” recently opened in Basel, Switzerland.   THE GALLERIES OF KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL are alive with color in the form of 45 abstract paintings by Sam Gilliam. “The Music of Color: Sam Gilliam, 1967-1973” is the Washington, D.C.-based artist’s first solo survey exhibition in a European museum. The show is...
Artist Isaac Julien Joins London's Art Fund Board, Charity Supports UK Museums

Artist Isaac Julien Joins London’s Art Fund Board, Charity Supports UK Museums

Embed from Getty Images   LONDON’S ART FUND announced the appointment of artist Isaac Julien to its board of trustees for a five year term. Art Fund is a national fundraising charity that encourages exposure and access to art in public collections throughout the UK by supporting museum and gallery acquisitions, exhibitions, special curatorial projects,...