Benin Art: Yesterday and Today, Palais de la Marina, Cotonou, February-May 2022
A major exhibition marking the return of 26 artworks stolen from Benin 130 years ago by French colonial forces opened to the public at the Palais de la Marina, Cotonou, on 19 February 2022. The exhibits at the centre of the presentation constitute the first tranche of selected historic artworks and sacred objects identified for…
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.
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…
David Adjaye: Making Memory at the Design Museum, London
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. Displayed in the…