Tag: African

Igshaan Adams Creates Tapestries That Reflect on South African History – ARTnews.com

Imagine stepping off a paved road onto a swath of greenery, seeking a shortcut. Over the course of many years, many others do the same. In trampling the underbrush, a new path is created—together, unconsciously, you have carved what’s known as a “desire line.” That phenomenon lends its name to the title for a new exhibition of Cape Town–based artist Igshaan Adams at the ...

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Getty Library Acquires Rare Materials on African American Art – ARTnews.com

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles has acquired the private collection of Lee Kaplan, a local bookseller who amassed a significant archive of eclectic published material and ephemera on Black artists. “Running the gamut from out-of-print catalogues published by long-defunct galleries to recent zines by Los Angeles artists, this significant acquisition presents a unique opportunity for the Library to collect deeply and ...

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8 Essential Monographs on African American Painters Working Today – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTnews may receive an affiliate commission. For centuries, art history was almost exclusively the domain of white men. Artists of color were largely excised from the record, and those who were acknowledged were relegated to a secondary role within the art-historical narrative. Once New York became the world center ...

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Norval Foundation’s “Congress” Unites 3 Painters of South African Life – ARTnews.com

Curated by South African arts journalist Sean O’Toole, “Congress: The Social Body in Three Figurative Painters” explored Black subjectivity through the themes of kinship and mutuality. The exhibition at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town brought together works by three artists from three generations—George Pemba (1912–2001), Trevor Makhoba (1956–2003), and Sthembiso Sibisi (1976–2006)—with a focus on group portraits they created over a period of ...

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8 Monographs on African Photographers – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Art News may receive an affiliate commission. Photography has a long history in Africa, where it was introduced by colonial powers shortly after its invention. Originally used there as an ethnographic tool by Europeans, it was transformed by African photographers, who opened photo studios as early as the 1860s, ...

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Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art to Repatriate Its Benin Bronzes – ARTnews.com

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., said it has removed Benin Bronzes in its collection from view and plans to begin the process to repatriate them. In total, the museum holds 42 objects from the Kingdom of Benin, in what is now Nigeria. The museum is currently conducting research into the provenance of its Benin Bronzes but confirmed that ...

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Latest News in Black Art: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie’s Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Studies at Columbia & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling won the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. | Photo by Sacha Bowling   Awards & Honors MUSEUM LUDWIG IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling. The prize includes a solo exhibition at ...

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Jesse Williams Is Rapidly Building a Canon of African Diasporic Art – ARTnews.com

Before he ascended to the heights of Hollywood stardom as an actor and activist, Jesse Williams grew up in a household where art took center stage. His mother is an artist, and his wider family network included “boatbuilders, sculptors, painters, dancers,” he said. “I was surrounded by a lot of hands-on craftsmanship. Creativity was central to our home. We didn’t collect because we didn’t ...

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‘Our imagination was violated’: France to return African art

French President Emmanuel Macron says his country will return 26 African artworks to Benin later this monthBy ANGELA CHARLTON Associated PressOctober 8, 2021, 4:52 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his country will return 26 African artworks — royal thrones, ceremonial altars, revered statues — to Benin later this month, part of ...

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