The highlight of a recent trip to Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent, was viewing the exhibition “Place, Space and Who” (18 May - 26 September 2021) by British figurative artist Barbara Walker during its final week on display. Portrait by Barbara Walker featured in "Place, Space and Who." Photo: Carol Ann Dixon. This engaging portraiture... Continue Reading →
Chicago-born contemporary visual artist and arts scholar Theaster Gates has been commissioned to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London. Since its inception in 2000, the majority of prior pavilion commissions have been awarded to architects. So, Gates makes history as the first artist to receive a solo commission, following only two other... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
In keeping with my determination to continue publishing work on intersected issues of gender, race and geographic inclusivity, specifically in relation to museums, galleries and the arts – often against all the odds within a very exclusionary Euro-American academy – I am pleased that my research on Caribbean diaspora artists, initially compiled for conference presentations... Continue Reading →