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Senga Nengudi's First UK Exhibition Opens at White Cube Gallery

Senga Nengudi’s First UK Exhibition Opens at White Cube Gallery

  ARTISTS HAVE LONG USED EVERYDAY OBJECTS as inspiration, tools and materials, often transforming and utilizing them in entirely new and unrecognizable ways. A generation before Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto began filling nylon textiles with spices, Senga Nengudi (below left) was twisting, stretching and manipulating nylon pantyhose, testing their tension and form by stuffing them...
Julie Mehretu on Africa's Emerging Presence in Contemporary Art

Julie Mehretu on Africa’s Emerging Presence in Contemporary Art

  PORTER MAGAZINE, A NEW PRINT PUBLICATION produced by Net-a-Porter, the online luxury retailer, mostly covers fashion, but also devotes a fair amount of editorial to art and culture. Its summer edition features a brief interview with Julie Mehretu (above, right-hand page) about Africa’s emerging presence in the contemporary art world. The Ethiopian-born, Michigan-reared, New...