Earlier in 2019 I was fortunate to present a paper at an international conference on African-European Studies that took place in Portugal at the ISCTE-IUL Lisbon University Institute. While there, I took the opportunity to visit a number of museums and galleries to review exhibitions and collections featuring works by modern and contemporary visual artists... 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 →

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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