Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born to Endless Night – Dark Matter

British-Liberian conceptual artist Lina Iris Viktor's exhibition - 'Some Are Born to Endless Night - Dark Matter' (Autograph, Rivington Place, London, 13 September 2019 - 25 January 2020) - featured more than 60 works on paper and canvas (including several new commissions) from a recent portfolio of photographic self-portraiture and performance-based installations that she has... Continue Reading →

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, October 2019

The theme for the 1:54 FORUM accompanying the seventh London edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Somerset House, 3-6 October 2019) was "Looking Back and Moving Forward" - titled to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late Nigerian curator and arts scholar Olabisi ("Bisi") Silva (1962-2019), founder of the Centre... Continue Reading →

Frank Bowling: The Possibilities of Paint are Never-Ending

How fitting that Tate Britain's first solo retrospective about the 60-year career of Guyanese-British painter Frank Bowling, OBE, RA (b. Bartica, 1934) should be titled and themed around his own words: "The possibilities of paint are never-ending"- Frank Bowling, 2017 Detail from one of Frank Bowling's map paintings from the late-1960s featured in Room 3... Continue Reading →

Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers

Zak Ové's curation of the group exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now (Somerset House, London, 12 June - 15 September 2019) foregrounds and celebrates the work of more than 100 artists from Africa, the Caribbean region, the African Diaspora in Britain and throughout the wider world who have made significant contributions to the UK's cultural... Continue Reading →

Review of the 2018 edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

The sixth London edition of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair took place at Somerset House, 4-7 October 2018. Curated by its founding director Touria El Glaoui the event featured 43 international galleries showcasing the work of 130 established and emerging contemporary artists from continental Africa and the global African diaspora. In keeping with previous... Continue Reading →

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