Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) was an internationally renowned, Nigerian-American curator, art theorist and political scientist, whose scholarship and portfolio of major projects were the focus of a recent discussion: “Meeting Worlds – On Okwui Enwezor's Work,” hosted online by the New Museum, New York, 21 January 2021.
Dr Carol Ann Dixon's review of the 'Sahel' exhibition (The Met, NYC, 2020). The content focuses primarily on the forms and expressions of material culture that emerged in the western Sahel, spanning key transitional periods from the dawn of ancient Ghana in the 4th century through to the fall of the Segu Empire in 1861.
I was delighted to visit Skoto Gallery during my recent trip to New York City and experience a very warm welcome from the co-owners - Skoto Aghahowa and Alix du Serech - who both took time to introduce me to their arts space, share information about the history of their past exhibitions and provide additional... Continue Reading →
Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE recently worked with curators at the Design Museum in Kensington, London, to present "David Adjaye: Making Memory" (2 February - 5 May 2019) - an exhibition examining seven projects from his oeuvre that foreground and materialise the important relationships between lived experience, history, memory and memorialisation. Architectural model of... Continue Reading →
South African photographer Justin Dingwall and lawyer and model Thando Hopa have recently collaborated on a new project featuring photographic portraits that address albinism as a key theme. Both the model and the photographer have created a series of poignant images that invite audiences to reflect on - and rethink - attitudes towards beauty, skin colour, corporeality... Continue Reading →