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In the Wake of His Passing, Fellow Curators Pay Tribute to Okwui Enwezor with Outpouring of Remembrances and Respect

In the Wake of His Passing, Fellow Curators Pay Tribute to Okwui Enwezor with Outpouring of Remembrances and Respect

Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019)   THE RANKS OF BLACK CURATORS in the art world, while expanding, are relatively thin. Nearly every one has a connection to Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019), whether they were close with him or worked with him, or only of knew him and his work. Enwezor, the renowned curator and critic, died March 15....
Okwui Enwezor Has Died at Age 55, the Visionary Curator Broadened the Geographic Scope of the Contemporary Art World

Okwui Enwezor Has Died at Age 55, the Visionary Curator Broadened the Geographic Scope of the Contemporary Art World

Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019). | Photo: Venice Biennale   A LEADING LIGHT in the art world has dimmed. Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019), the internationally renowned curator and critic who served as artistic director of the 56th Venice Biennale, died March 15 in Munich after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 55. Enwezor served as artistic director...
Latest News in African American Art: Okwui Enwezor Speaks Out, Artist Lauren Halsey Wins $100,000 Mohn Award & More

Latest News in African American Art: Okwui Enwezor Speaks Out, Artist Lauren Halsey Wins $100,000 Mohn Award & More

The former director of Haus der Kunst and artistic director of the 2015 Venice Biennale, Okwui Ewezor gave an extensive interview to Spiegel about his tenure at the Munich museum. He also spoke recently to the Art Newspaper. | Photo by Joerg Koch for Getty Images   The following review of the past week or...
Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor Steps Down From Haus der Kunst Museum Due to Health Reasons

Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor Steps Down From Haus der Kunst Museum Due to Health Reasons

Okwui Enwezor served as artistic director of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).   His global perspective and influence have played a significant role in transforming the contemporary art world   INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED curator and critic Okwui Enwezor announced on Monday that he is leaving the Haus der Kunst due to health reasons. He had been...
Annual List of Top 100 Art World Power Players Includes Notable Rankings for Thelma Golden, African American Artists

Annual List of Top 100 Art World Power Players Includes Notable Rankings for Thelma Golden, African American Artists

From left, Curator Thelma Golden. | Photo © Julie Skarratt; Artist Kara Walker. | Photo by Paul Zimmerman, Getty Images   THELMA GOLDEN IS THE EIGHTH most powerful person in the art world, according to Art Review. The London-based international contemporary art magazine published its 2017 Power 100 list of the most influential figures in...
The Year in Black Art: May 2015

The Year in Black Art: May 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...
Okwui Enwezor's Vision for Venice Biennale is Right Up Front

Okwui Enwezor’s Vision for Venice Biennale is Right Up Front

  Glenn Ligon and Oscar Murillo for “All the World’s Futures” curated by Okwui Enwezor #VeniceBiennale A photo posted by Artforum (@artforum) on May 5, 2015 at 3:49am PDT   THE 56th VENICE BIENNALE officially opens to the public on May 9 and black artists are at the forefront. The entrance to the Central Pavilion...
2015 Venice Biennale to Include More than 35 Black Artists

2015 Venice Biennale to Include More than 35 Black Artists

WHEN OKWUI ENWEZOR WAS NAMED director of the Visual Arts Sector of the 56th Venice Biennale on Dec. 4, 2013, the appointment was historic. Nigerian-born Enwezor, the increasingly influential curator, writer and critic who serves as director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, is the first African director of the Venice Biennale. At the...
New Year, New Art: What to Look Forward to in 2015

New Year, New Art: What to Look Forward to in 2015

WITH A NEW YEAR UNDERWAY and a promising selection of new books, exhibitions and events on the horizon, here is what is on my radar, what I am most looking forward to in 2015: “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art,” a sweeping new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Jan. 10 – April...
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...
Weekend Reading: Catching Up on Contemporary African Art in Anticipation of 1:54 Fair

Weekend Reading: Catching Up on Contemporary African Art in Anticipation of 1:54 Fair

Highlights from conversations at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, October 2013. | Video by 1:54 Art Fair   NEXT WEEK, THE SECOND EDITION of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opens at Somerset House in London (Oct. 16-19, 2014). Emphasizing that Africa is not a monolith, but rather a diverse continent composed of 54...