Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara

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.

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En Plein Air: Reflections of a ‘Black Flaneuse’ in New York

As I look back to document a few more reflections on my mid-February trip to New York, the memories that immediately return (writing three months on) create a remembrance that seems much more vivid than is typical when recounting past life experiences over that space of time. Moreover, the thoughts that have come back to... Continue Reading →

Issues of Diversity within Lines of Beauty

The exhibition Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth opened at Sheffield's Millennium Gallery on 14th February 2020, featuring a selection of more than 50 artworks from Chatsworth House's Devonshire collection. Opening section of the exhibition Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Photo: Carol Ann Dixon. Divided into six sections, the... Continue Reading →

Trokon Nagbe: The World Gives Life – A Solo Exhibition at Skoto Gallery, New York

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 →

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 →

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