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Flag Flying: Artists Are Using the Symbolic Medium to Raise Political and Social Issues

Flag Flying: Artists Are Using the Symbolic Medium to Raise Political and Social Issues

  WHAT TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST is the Fourth of July? Is it consumed by fireworks and barbecue or grounded, perhaps, in the words of Frederick Douglass? On July 5, 1852, Douglass gave a historic address in Rochester, N.Y., at an event commemorating the Declaration of Independence. He said in part: What, to the...
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...