In May The African Art Fair 1:54 was again with us New Yorkers in Red Hook, Brooklyn at Pioneer Works. The mix of artists was different than last year making the fair an opportunity for discoveries for New Yorkers and I found works that peeked my interest. It was very well attended and therefore a […]
New African Photography can be seen in Brooklyn, New York, May 7 – 15, 2016 Something that five years ago was unthinkable is happening in New York . Contemporary African photography is getting increasing exposure in New York , not just the classics but also the newest of the new. Nataal, a new global media […]
Exhibition of Ellsworth Kelly photographs at Matthew Marks. Read the review of the exhibition in the New York Times for more information.
Conceptual photography from Ethiopia : Aida Muluneh’s new body of photographs “The World is 9” shown at David Krut Projects in New York City is bold, enigmatic, highly personal and imaginative, and infused with theatricality. Sai Mado/ The Distant Gaze, 2016 By choosing this title Muluneh is referencing a saying she heard from her […]
Umkhokeli “I recycle good pieces out of the past and create something that is new” Nicholas Hlobo (video by Al Todd). I am thrilled to see that Nicholas Hlobo is finally having his first gallery solo exhibtion in New York City at Lehman Maupin. I can report that his health scare a couple years ago […]
Read about the LIONESSES OF AFRICA. It is a community passionate about women entrepreneurship in Africa and supports the start up dreams of all women on the continent.
Total commitment to the art of mark-making. Toyin Ojih Odutola just had her fourth solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery. Odutola’s medium of choice is drawing. She is quite aware of the inherent challenge to restricting her practice to drawing, which has always been considered in Western art as secondary to painting. Yet she embraces […]
. Creativity, fecundity and the magical: Zina celebrates the women from the Niger Delta. Barely back from Lagos I turn around and fly to Houston not too thrilled about being on a plane again but very much looking forward to attending Zina Saro-Wiwa’s Mangrove Banquet at the Blaffer Museum where she is having her […]
A transformative force in the Niger Delta: Through the art of performance Zina Saro-Wiwa highlights the importance of the people’s emotional and spiritual relationship to the environment. Loaded and painful history has a funny way of leading us on roads far away from our beginnings to avoid reckoning with our past and delay our coming […]