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 →

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. Architectural model of... 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 →

Sculptural Subjects: Figures and Encounters in Space

Throughout June, July and August I visited a number of exhibitions where sculptural representations of the human body dominated the presentations. Although each showcase was distinctive, the unifying aspect was the way the artists and/or the curators had installed the works to provoke powerful encounters between the sculptures and the moving bodies of the visitors... Continue Reading →

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